Reconstructing Japan's Security: The Role of Military Crises (Hardcover)

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This book is a detailed study of the role that external military crises played in the development and growth of Japanese security policies in the period following the end of the Cold War. This evolution can be seen in the widened role of the Self-Defence Force (SDF) in shaping Japan's security
priorities, as well as its proactive contribution to regional and international security. Focusing on four key case studies - international peacekeeping in 1992, regional defence in 1997-99, global missions in 2003-05, and collective self-defence in 2014-15 - the author argues that the Japanese
security policymaking elite achieved security policy expansion by utilizing external military crises as policy windows, inflating and deflating threat elements to circumvent the constraints and justify the implementation of security policy initiatives.

About the Author

Bhubhindar Singh is Associate Professor and Head of the Graduate Programmes Office at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has written for European Journal of International Relations, Asian Security and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, among others. His previous monograph, Japan's Security Identity: From a Peace-State to an International-State, was published by Routledge in 2013.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474446228
ISBN-10: 1474446221
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English