Japan and identity change: why it matters in International Relations

@article{Hagstrm2015JapanAI,
  title={Japan and identity change: why it matters in International Relations},
  author={Linus Hagstr{\"o}m and Karl Gustafsson},
  journal={The Pacific Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
Abstract Two approaches to identity have been employed to explore issues in Japan's international relations. One views identity as constituted by domestic norms and culture, and as constitutive of interests, which in turn cause behaviour. Proponents view Japan's ‘pacifist’ and ‘antimilitarist’ identity as inherently stable and likely to change only as a result of material factors. In the other approach, ‘Japan’ emerges and changes through processes of differentiation vis-à-vis ‘Others’. Neither… Expand
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