Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

EditorWilliam Tow, Rikki Kersten

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This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their own right.

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This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their ow...

RIKKI KERSTEN is Professor of Modern Japanese Political History in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Australian National University, Australia. Her research interests include Japanese democracy, fascism and transwar political thought, and Japan's foreign and security policies.WILLIAM TOW is Professor of Internationa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 9.06 × 5.73 × 1.14 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279015

ISBN - 13:9780230279018

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Introduction; W. T. Tow and R. KerstenSECTION I: THE INTERPLAY OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY FACTORS1. Australian foreign policy towards Japan: weighing the bureaucratic process; D. Walton2. The Koizumi–Abe revolution in Japanese security policy: normative transformation and democratic maturity; R. Kersten3. Japanese domestic politics and security cooperation with Australia: the limits of 'normalisation'; T. Anno4. Japan's misfiring security hedge: discovering the limits of middle-power internationalism and strategic convergence; H. D. P. Envall and K. FujiwaraSECTION II: THE DYNAMICS OF BILATERAL SECURITY COOPERATION5. Regional security politics in East Asia: what can Japan and Australia usefully do together?; K. Togo6. Japan-Australia security relations: a tale of timing; M. Cook7. Japan-Australia security relations: building a real strategic partnership?; T. S. Wilkins8. Japan-Australia joint security statements and the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue: a Japanese perspective; E. KataharaSECTION III: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL RAMIFICATIONS OF INTENSIFIED BILATERALISM9. The broader context: how Australia-Japan relations 'fit' into regional and global security dynamics; W. T. Tow10. Comparing Japanese, Australian and European responses to 'out-of-area' security challenges; W. M. Vosse11. Japan, Australia and international security burden-sharing with the United States; T. Satake12. Building a foundation for regional security architecture in the Asia-Pacific:human resource development for peacebuilding; Y. Uesugi13. Security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific: a three-tier approach; R. Sahashi