Structure, Actors, Norms and Challenges
The 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2005 was a fundamental watershed in modern Japanese history. Inspired by this, much discourse has been produced on the ‘end’ of the postwar period itself. Yet, the question of ‘endings’ is perennial, and has occurred on numerous occasions...
To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge
Wither the everyday?
Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a key ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a number...
To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge
The Koizumi Administration and Beyond
This book sheds light on the changing nature of contemporary Japan by decoding a range of political, economic and social boundaries. With a focus on the period following the inauguration of Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro, the book grows out of a recognition that, with the Koizumi administration...
To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge
The Internationalization of Japan provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country as well as their country's impact overseas.The topic is of extreme...
Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge
Politics, Economics and Security, 3rd Edition
The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first...
Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge
The Institutional Architecture
Leading specialists from Europe and Japan examine the institutional mechanisms of governance at the global level and provide concrete evidence of the role Japan plays in these institutions. An excellent introduction to the concept of global governance, the volume analyzes how global governance...
Published March 30th 2007 by Routledge
Sites and Issues
Contested Governance in Japan extends the analysis of governance in contemporary Japan by exploring both the sites and issues of governance above and below the state as well as within it. This volume discusses the contested nature of governance in Japan and the ways in which a range of actors are...
Published March 21st 2005 by Routledge
Responses to Common Issues
Britian and Japan in the Contemporary World provides up-to-date analyses of these two countries in terms of economics, politics, security and identity on the global, regional, subnational and civic levels.The book moves beyond an analysis of state-to-state relations between Britain and Japan by...
Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge
The Political Economy of Japanese Globalisation reveals the key dimensions of Japanese globalisation today by analysing both its inward and outward manifestations. This is the first book to examine fully the issue of globalisation in relation to Japan. Organised in three parts, The Political...
Published April 26th 2001 by Routledge
Documents and Analysis
Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include;* the no war, `pacifist' clause* tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty* the political import of the...
Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge