Global governance : Germany and Japan in the international system /
edited by Saori N. Katada, Hanns W. Maull, and Takashi Inoguchi.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
xix, 259 p. : ill.
0754641422, 9780754641421
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Chiyuki Aoi is Academic Programme Officer at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo. Takashi Inoguchi is professor of political science at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo Saori N. Katada is associate professor at the School of International Relations, University of Southern California (USC) Manfred Knapp is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany Yoshiko Kojo is Professor of International Relations at Department of International Relations, the University of Tokyo Hanns W. Maull holds the Chair for Foreign Policy and International Relations at the University of Trier in Germany Dirk Messner is director of the German Development Institute in Bonn (Germany) Dirk Nabers is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg Edward Newman is an Academic Officer in the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University Franz Nuscheler is Professor emeritus at the University of Duisburg-Essen Stefan A. Schirm is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bochum, Germany Jitsuo Tsuchiyama is Professor and Dean of the School of International Politics, Economics, and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo Reinhard Wolf is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Greifswald
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Bowker Data Service Summary
The old form of global governance has disintegrated with the ending of the Cold War. For Germany and Japan, two nations that eschewed militarism preferring instead to play the wealth game, this has meant new roles in the post-Cold War geopolitics. This volume explores the implications of their new political situation.
Long Description
Since September 11 2001, the global ability to manage international problems and conflicts has faced major challenges. This capacity rests on the power and influence of key players in the international system; obviously, the United States plays a pivotal role, but while most analyses of international relations have designated Russia and China the next most influential actors, the major economic powers of Germany and Japan also have important roles to play. These two countries together represent two-thirds of the size of the US economy and with America account for more than half of global gross product.This engaging analysis focuses on the foreign policies of these two countries, their attitudes and policies towards the United States, the international institutions of Pax Americana, regional and international co-operation and conflict, and towards compliance and sanctions against non-compliance. Intellectually innovative, this comparative work is ideally suited to courses on global governance, comparative politics and foreign policy.
Table of Contents
German and Japanese foreign policies and global governance
Foreign Policy Identity: Between revisionism and normalcy: Germany's foreign policy identity in the 20th century
The evolving dynamics of Japan's national identity and foreign policy role
Politics of Alliance: Germany's security policy between Europeanism, transatlanticism and a global role
Why Japan is allied: politics of the US-Japan alliance
Still Civilian Powers?: Germany and the use of force: still a civilian power?
Asserting civilian power or risking irrelevance? Japan's post-Cold War policy concerning the use of force
Economic Integration: Ambivalent answers to globalization: German economic policy
Japan's policy change in multi-layered international economic relations
Part V
New courses in Japan's foreign aid policy: more humanitarian and more nationalistic
Part VI
Japan's multilateral politics, Edward Newman. Conclusion: Germany and Japan in global governance: a comparative perspective
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