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Soft power in Japan-China relations : state, sub-state and non-state relations

Author: Utpal Vyas
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge contemporary Asia series, 29.
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Soft power has tended to be overlooked in the field of international relations, often dismissed as lacking relevance or robustness as a theoretical concept. This book expands upon the idea of 'soft  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Utpal Vyas
ISBN: 9780415551700 0415551706 9780203835791 0203835794
OCLC Number: 643568666
Description: xiv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
International relations and the era of globalisation --
The changing face of power in international relations --
The increasing relevance of soft power in the global system --
Japan and its relations with China --
The relevance of non-state actors in international relations --
Research questions and hypotheses --
Three-level agent comparison framework --
Structure of the book --
2. Theories of power in international relations --
Introduction --
Definitions of power --
Realism and neorealism --
Liberalism and neoliberalism --
Critical theories --
Constructivism --
Conclusions --
3. Soft power: what is it and how does it function? --
Introduction --
What is soft power? --
How is soft power created and utilised? Japan's local governments and their internationalisation --
Development of local government links with between Japan and China --
History of Kobe's relationship with Tianjin and other Chinese cities --
Issues in Kobe City's international activities --
Local government as an agent of Japan's soft power --
7. The activities of the Japan-China Friendship Association in China --
Non-state level agents --
NGOs: definitions and origins --
International NGOs in Japan --
The Japan-China Friendship Association --
Japan's NGOs as agents of soft power --
8. Conclusions --
Introduction --
Soft power agents in Japan's relations with China --
Research questions and hypotheses revisited --
Soft power, its agents and constructivism in international relations --
Issues and possible areas for further research.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary Asia series, 29.
Responsibility: Utpal Vyas.
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