The Resource Cultural norms and national security : police and military in postwar Japan, Peter J. Katzenstein

Cultural norms and national security : police and military in postwar Japan, Peter J. Katzenstein

Label
Cultural norms and national security : police and military in postwar Japan
Title
Cultural norms and national security
Title remainder
police and military in postwar Japan
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Katzenstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nonviolent state behavior in Japan, this book argues, results from the distinctive breadth with which the Japanese define security policy, making it inseparable from the quest for social stability through economic growth. While much of the literature on contemporary Japan has resisted emphasis on cultural uniqueness, Peter J. Katzenstein seeks to explain particular aspects of Japan's security policy in terms of legal and social norms that are collective, institutionalized, and sometimes the source of intense political conflict and change. Culture, thus specified, is amenable to empirical analysis, suggesting comparisons across policy domains and with other countries
  • Katzenstein focuses on the traditional core agencies of law enforcement and national defense. The police and the military in postwar Japan are, he finds, reluctant to deploy physical violence to enforce state security. Police agents rarely use repression against domestic opponents of the state, and the Japanese public continues to support, by large majorities, constitutional limits on overseas deployment of the military. Katzenstein traces the relationship between the United States and Japan since 1945 and then compares Japan with postwar Germany. He concludes by suggesting that while we may think of Japan's security policy as highly unusual, it is the definition of security used in the United States that is, in international terms, exceptional
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
355/.033052
Index
index present
LC call number
UA845
LC item number
.K376 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in political economy
Label
Cultural norms and national security : police and military in postwar Japan, Peter J. Katzenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-296) and index
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Contents
1. Japanese Security -- 2. Institutionalism, Realism, and Liberalism -- 3. Norms and the Japanese State -- 4. The Police and Internal Security -- 5. The Self-Defense Forces and External Security -- 6. The U.S.-Japan Relationship -- 7. Japan and Germany -- 8. Political Transformations, Past and Future
Control code
000012195108
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 307 p.
Isbn
9780801432606
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96006463
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.b20201400
System control number
  • 12195108lt
  • (OCoLC)34245110

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