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The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States (Contemporary Asia in the World)

Glosserman, Brad, Snyder, Scott A.

Published by Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231171706 / ISBN 13: 9780231171700
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Title: The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East ...

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Series: Contemporary Asia in the World. Num Pages: 240 pages, 12 graphs. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; 1FPKS; JPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 151 x 217 x 24. Weight in Grams: 398. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780231171700

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Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also US allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Brad Glosserman and Scott Snyder investigate the roots of this split and its ongoing threat to the region and the world.

Glosserman and Snyder isolate competing notions of national identity as the main obstacle to a productive partnership between Japan and South Korea. Through public opinion data, interviews, and years of observation, they show how fundamentally incompatible, rapidly changing conceptions of national identity in Japan and South Korea--and not struggles over power or structural issues--have complicated territorial claims and international policy. Despite changes in the governments of both countries and concerted efforts by leading political figures to encourage US-ROK-Japan security cooperation, the Japan-Korea relationship continues to be hobbled by history and its deep imprint on ideas of national identity. This book recommends bold, policy-oriented prescriptions for overcoming problems in Japan-Korea relations and facilitating trilateral cooperation among these three Northeast Asian allies, recognizing the power of the public on issues of foreign policy, international relations, and the prospects for peace in Asia.

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A unique study of the tensions between two East Asian democracies and their influence on Asian cooperation and relations with the West.

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