Pacific Alliance: Reviving U. S.-Japan Relations

Pacific Alliance: Reviving U. S.-Japan Relations

by Kent E. Calder
     
 

Despite the enduring importance of the U.S.–Japan security alliance, the broader relationship between the two countries is today beset by sobering new difficulties. In this comprehensive comparative analysis of the transpacific alliance and its political, economic, and social foundations, Kent E. Calder, a leading Japan specialist, asserts that bilateral

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Despite the enduring importance of the U.S.–Japan security alliance, the broader relationship between the two countries is today beset by sobering new difficulties. In this comprehensive comparative analysis of the transpacific alliance and its political, economic, and social foundations, Kent E. Calder, a leading Japan specialist, asserts that bilateral relations between the two countries are dangerously eroding as both seek broader options in a globally oriented world.

Calder documents the quiet erosion of America’s multidimensional ties with Japan as China rises, generations change, and new forces arise in both American and Japanese politics. He then assesses consequences for a twenty-first-century military alliance with formidable coordination requirements, explores alternative foreign paradigms for dealing with the United States, adopted by Britain, Germany, and China, and offers prescriptions for restoring U.S.–Japan relations to vitality once again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300168341
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures....................ix
Preface....................xi
A Note on Conventions....................xv
List of Acronyms....................xvi
Introduction....................1
1 The Quiet Crisis of the Alliance....................9
2 The World That Dulles Built....................31
3 The Notion of Alliance....................67
4 The Economic Basis of National Security....................89
5 Networks: Sinews of the Future....................115
6 An Alliance Transformed: U.S.-Japan Relations since 2001....................134
7 The Global Challenge....................158
8 Alternative Paradigms....................178
9 Prescriptions for the Future....................216
Notes....................239
Bibliography....................269
Index....................281

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