The dynamics of triangular intra-alliance politics : political interventions of the United States and Japan towards South Korea in regime transition 1979-1980
Park, Sun-Won (2000) The dynamics of triangular intra-alliance politics : political interventions of the United States and Japan towards South Korea in regime transition 1979-1980. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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The focus of this study is the political dynamics of the alliance relations between the
United States, Japan and South Korea during the Cold War period. It proposes the
concept of "triangular alliance security system" (TASS) as a new theoretical framework
for the understanding of intra-alliance politics in Northeast Asia.
It identifies the different perspectives on regional relations of the US, Japan and South
Korea and it argues that the main operational principle of the US in its dealings with
Korea at that time was active intervention to democratise the latter's polity, whilst the
Japanese imperative was defensive intervention to preserve stability and the status quo.
It also presents a new body of empirical facts concerning the US and Japanese
interventions in South Korea's regime transition during 1979 and 1980, utilising primary
materials from US, Japanese and South Korean sources and in-depth interviews with
diplomatic actors and policy-makers. The empirical findings concerning Japanese
intervention in the South Korean regime challenge conventional views of Japanese
foreign policy. They suggest a much more active role for Japan in the emergence of the
regime of Gen. Chun Doo-hwan, whilst the Carter administration was increasingly
preoccupied with the Iran hostage crisis.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||United States -- Foreign relations -- Korea (South), Japan -- Foreign relations -- Korea (South), Korea (South) -- Foreign relations -- United States, Korea (South) -- Foreign relations -- Japan, Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988|
|Official Date:||January 2000|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Politics and International Studies|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Ferdinand, Peter ; Hughes, Christopher W.|
|Sponsors:||Great Britain. Foreign Office ; University of Warwick. Dept. of Politics and International Studies|
|Extent:||xiii, 299 leaves|
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