Limits to Power: Asymmetric Dependence and Japanese Foreign Aid Policy (Studies of Modern Japan)

Limits to Power: Asymmetric Dependence and Japanese Foreign Aid Policy (Studies of Modern Japan)

By: Akitoshi Miyashita (author)Hardback

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Why does the Japanese government often alter its course of action under pressure from the United States, even when doing so apparently undermines Japan's own interests? In Limits to Power, Akitoshi Miyashita employs five case studies to chart an answer to this question. His findings challenge current arguments that Japan has successfully distanced itself from "reactive" politics.

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Akitoshi Miyashita is Associate Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University. He is co-editor of Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Domestic Interests, American Pressure, and Regional Integration (2001).


Part 1 Puzzle, Theory, and Methodology Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 American Pressure and Japanese Foreign Aid Chapter 4 Gaiatsu and Preferences Part 5 Cases Chapter 6 China: The Tiananmen Square Incident and the Resumption of Yen Loans Chapter 7 Vietnam: Lifting Bilateral and Multilateral Aid Sanctions Chapter 8 Russia: The Retreat from the Linkage Strategy Chapter 9 Iran: The Controversy over the Hydroelectric Power Plant Project Chapter 10 North Korea: The KEDO and the Politics of Burden-Sharing Part 11 Conclusions and Implications Chapter 12 Structural Constraints of Japanese Power Chapter 13 Rethinking the Reactive-Proactive Debate

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780739106020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 242
  • ID: 9780739106020
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0739106023

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