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The Koizumi-Abe Revolution in Japanese Security Policy: Normative Transformation and Democratic Maturity

Kersten, Rikki


Since the turn of the twenty-first century we have seen Japan adopt a higher profile in international security, as well as a more assertive stance towards defence and security matters. Japan�s contributions in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and its 2003 decision to develop ballistic missile defence systems in partnership with the United States, indicate that something fundamental is changing in the way Japan thinks about security. Taboos that have been untouchable to date such as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region
DOI: 10.1057/9781137271204_3


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