Japan and asian-pacific security: Regionalization, entrenched bilateralism and incipient multilateralism

Nobuo Okawara, Peter J. Katzenstein

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Abstract

This paper traces the formal and informal aspects of Japan's robust bilateralism on issues of external and internal security and discusses a variety of embryonic multilateral arrangements that have sprung up in the 1990s. Asian-Pacific multilateralism is not yet a strong and unquestioned collectively held norm in either Tokyo or any of the major capitals in the Asia-Pacific. What matters instead are political practices shaped by a strong tradition of bilateralism and, only very recently, by an incipient multilateralism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-194
Number of pages30
JournalPacific Review
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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