Militarization and Demilitarization in Contemporary Japan

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Routledge, 1996 - Social Science - 256 pages
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The intertwined issues of Japanese `identity' and `normality' are at the centre of the tension between internal and external pressures on Japanese defence and security policies. With chapters on peace thought, the militarisation and demilitarisation of language as well as the `hard' aspects of the Japanese military build up in the 1980s and the response to the Gulf War in the 1990s, this study challenges many of the preconceived notions on Japanese defence and security policies and the policy making process in Japan.

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Shaun Breslin is Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.
Glenn D. Hook is Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield

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