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Japan and the Dangers of Multipolarisation

Envall, David


This chapter investigates the reception of narratives about the rise of a multipolar order in Japan, a state once touted as a potential pole of power in a post-Cold War multipolar order in its own right. Instead, the chapter argues that the central framing of debates over multipolarity today in Tokyo is one of fear – fear of the end of unipolarity and the rise of multipolarity signalling an end to the assured peacefulness and prosperity of Northeast Asia, Japan’s immediate neighbourhood. It...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: National Perspectives on a Multipolar Order: Interrogating the Global Power Transition
DOI: 10.7765/9781526159380.00015


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