Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policy: Russia as by Alexander Bukh

By Alexander Bukh

This publication is the 1st try to research Japan’s relatives with Russia from the point of view of nationwide id; delivering a brand new interpretation of Japan’s perceptions of Russia and international policy.

Alexander Bukh makes a speciality of the development of the japanese self utilizing Russia because the different, interpreting the heritage of bilateral kin and comparisons among the Russian and jap nationwide personality. the 1st a part of the booklet examines the formation of recent Japan’s perceptions of Russia, focusing frequently at the chilly conflict years. the second one a part of the e-book examines how this identification development has been mirrored in Japan’s monetary, protection and territorial dispute comparable coverage in the direction of post-Soviet Russia.

Providing not just a case research of the Japan-Russia courting, but additionally carrying out a severe exam of current diplomacy frameworks for conceptualizing the connection among nationwide identification and overseas coverage, the charm of the booklet should not constrained to these drawn to Japanese/Russian politics yet can also be of curiosity to the wider physique of scholars of foreign Relations.

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