Relational Power for Foreign Policy Analysis: Issues in Japan’s China Policy

@article{Hagstrm2005RelationalPF,
  title={Relational Power for Foreign Policy Analysis: Issues in Japan’s China Policy},
  author={Linus Hagstr{\"o}m},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={395 - 430}
}
  • Linus Hagström
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • European Journal of International Relations
The aim of this article is to demonstrate how a relational concept of power can benefit Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA). It begins by drawing attention to the fact that Japan’s foreign policy has been portrayed rather enigmatically in terms of power, and by arguing that such an enigma stems from the fact that FPA has borrowed the concept of power of much International Relations (IR) theory, i.e. one that puts power on a par with capability. With a point of departure in Steven Lukes’ relational… Expand
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