Since the unexpected end of the Cold War, standard arguments about power politics can no longer be adopted uncritically. This has led to a renewed interest in Japan’s unusually peaceful security policy.
Japan’s championing of "comprehensive security" is central to this collection. Peter J. Katzenstein’s essays explore this concept which not only encompasses traditional military concerns but also domestic aspects of security. The book's focus on counter-terrorism and national security highlights a policy approach which, over decades, Japan has developed with political patience and diplomatic finesse. These essays advocate an eclectic approach that helps in recognizing new questions and that seek to combine elements from different analytical perspectives in the exploration of novel lines of argument.
Additionally, the book features an entirely new, substantial introduction that explores and elaborates the themes of the collection while bringing it up to date. This collection will be of significant interest to students and scholars of Japanese politics, security studies and international relations.
Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, USA.
1. Japanese Security in Perspective Peter J. Katzenstein 2. Japan, Asian-Pacific Security, and the Case for Analytical Eclecticism Peter J. Katzenstein and Nobuo Okawara (2001) Part 1: Japan's Internal and External Security Policies 3. Japan's Security Policy: Political, Economic and Military Dimensions Peter J. Katzenstein and Nobuo Okawara (1991) 4. Japan's Internal Security Policy Peter J. Katzenstein and Yutaka Tsujinaka (1991) 5. Japan and Asian-Pacific Security: Regionalization, Entrenched Bilateralism and Incipient Multilateralism Nobuo Okawara and Peter J. Katzenstein (2001) 6. Immovable Object? Japan's Security Policy in East Asia H. Richard Friman, David Leheny, Peter J. Katzenstein and Nobuo Okawara (2006) Part 2: Japanese and Asian Security in Comparative Perspective 7.Coping with Terrorism: Norms and Internal Security in Germany and Japan Peter J. Katzenstein (1993) 8. Why Is There no NATO in Asia? Collective Identity, Regionalism, and the Origins of Multilateralism Christopher Hemmer and Peter J. Katzenstein (2002) 9. Same War—Different Views: Germany, Japan, and Counter-Terrorism Peter J. Katzenstein (2003) Part 3: Analytical Eclecticism and Security 10. Rethinking Asian Security: A Case for Analytical Eclecticism Peter J. Katzenstein and Rudra Sil (2004)