Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy

By Yoichiro Sato, Keiko Hirata

This edited quantity places forth a theoretically and empirically rigorous research of eastern international policy.  It explains the impression of norms on Japan’s international coverage habit, drawing on 3 significant paradigms of diplomacy scholarship—constructivism, realism, and liberalism. via 9 case reports on Japan’s safeguard, monetary, and environmental regulations, this publication examines how norms do or don't advisor jap overseas coverage and the way they have interaction with pursuits and gear. In doing so, this e-book explores no matter if the rationalist and constructivist colleges of suggestion are almost certainly complementary or jointly exclusive. 

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