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Book Review: Abe's doctrine: Less pacifist? More proactive?

Envall, David


Japan has without doubt implemented major security reforms under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō. Less clear perhaps is the direction these reforms are taking the country. Is Abe seeking to move away from Japan’s post-war pacifism and remilitarize instead? Is he turning Japan into a more proactive international player or merely responding to growing regional challenges? Such ambiguities have led to considerable academic debate over Japan’s current strategic trajectory and the nature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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