The democratic party of Japan's new (but failing) grand security strategy : from "reluctant realism" to "resentful realism"?
Hughes, Christopher W.. (2012) The democratic party of Japan's new (but failing) grand security strategy : from "reluctant realism" to "resentful realism"? Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol.38 (No.1). pp. 109-140. ISSN 0095-6848Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jjs.2012.0006
This essay challenges the dominant negative critiques of the foreign policy of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). The DPJ possesses a coherent grand strategy vision, capable of securing Japan's national interests in an age of multipolarity and centered on a less dependent and more proactive role in the U.S.-Japan alliance, strengthened Sino-Japanese ties, and enhanced East Asian regionalism. However, the DPJ has failed to implement its policy due to domestic and international structural pressures. Consequently, the DPJ is defaulting back into a strategy in the style of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Japanese and U.S. policymakers should recognize the risks of a strategy characterized not by "reluctant realism" but by more destabilizing "resentful realism."
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Japanese Studies|
|Publisher:||Society for Japanese Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 109-140|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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