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Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat
Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat
By Seung Hyok Lee

Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat explains the dramatic shift in Japanese policy between the North Korean ballistic missile tests of 1998 and 2006.

Published Feb 2016
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
By Paul Evans

Engaging China is a concise account of the evolution and state of the Canadian approach to China, its achievements, disappointments, and current dilemmas.

Published Apr 2014
Partners and Rivals:  The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States
Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China's Relationship with the United States
By Wendy Dobson

Partners and Rivals, the latest book from acclaimed economist Wendy Dobson, examines the central role that China and the United States will play on the global stage in the next half-century.

Published Oct 2013
The Logic of Conformity: Japan's Entry into International Society
The Logic of Conformity: Japan's Entry into International Society
By Tomoko T. Okagaki

A sophisticated and significant contribution to the literature on state building and the history of international relations, The Logic of Conformity is a fascinating study of how the concept of sovereignty is reshaped by the entrance of newcomers.

Published Jul 2013
Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan
Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan
Edited by Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara

Featuring an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, Tumultuous Decade examines Japanese domestic and foreign affairs between 1931 and 1941.

Published Mar 2013
The Evolution of Japan's Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change
The Evolution of Japan's Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change
Edited by Leonard J. Schoppa

The Evolution of Japan's Party System analyses the transition by examining both party politics and public policy. This volume discusess how older parties such as the LDP and the Japan Socialist Party failed to adapt to the new policy environment of the 1990s.

Published Nov 2011
Japan as a 'Normal Country'?: A Nation in Search of Its Place in the World
Japan as a 'Normal Country'?: A Nation in Search of Its Place in the World
Edited by Yoshihide Soeya, Masayuki Tadokoro, and David A. Welch
Japan as a 'Normal Country'? is a thematic and geographically comparative discussion of the unique limitations of Japanese foreign and defence policy.
Published Jun 2011
Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century
Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century
By Wendy Dobson
Dobson's perceptive analysis of changing institutions, demographics, and politics paints a thoughtful and surprising picture of India and China as economic powerhouses in the year 2030.
Published Sep 2009
East Asian Capitalism: Diversity and Dynamism
East Asian Capitalism: Diversity and Dynamism
By Wendy Dobson and A.E. Safarian

Essays demonstrate how to reduce the entry cost ot North American businesses trying to penetrate East Asian markets.

Published Oct 1997
Benchmarking the Canadian Business Presence in East Asia
Benchmarking the Canadian Business Presence in East Asia
Wendy Dobson, A.E. Safarian

This book will help Canadian managers to better understand: the strategies of Japanese multinationals and other East Asian firms and governments, the linkages between trade and investment, and the nature of the different business systems.

Published Oct 1995