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Paul Midford - Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security - 9780804772167 - V9780804772167
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Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security

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Description for Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security Hardcover. Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security argues that Japanese public opinion matters and has acted to prevent overseas military deployments involving combat while increasingly supportive of a more normal military establishment capable of autonomously defending Japanese territory. Series: Studies in Asian Security. Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; JPVK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 534. Weight in Grams: 499.
In this book, Paul Midford engages claims that since 9/11 Japanese public opinion has turned sharply away from pacifism and toward supporting normalization of Japan's military power, in which Japanese troops would fight alongside their American counterparts in various conflicts worldwide. Midford argues that Japanese public opinion has never embraced pacifism. It has, instead, contained significant elements of realism, in that it has acknowledged the utility of military power for defending national territory and independence, but has seen offensive military power as ineffective for promoting other goals—such as suppressing terrorist networks and WMD proliferation, or promoting democracy ... Read more

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Stanford University Press United States
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Studies in Asian Security
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Palo Alto, United States
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About Paul Midford
Paul Midford is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Japan Program at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology in Trondheim. His books include Japanese Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism: Implications for Japan's Security Strategy.

Reviews for Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security
"This book is an important textbook not just for students and scholars in international relations, political science, and Asian studies, but for policy makers in Japan and the United States as well. This book should be on the reading list of anyone wanting to understand the changes in Japan's security policy over the last two decades and how it might ... Read more

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