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Japan's soft power:an unsustainable policy?

Ahlner, Johan (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis deals with Japans role in the international system. An argument is presented in this thesis, namely that Japan is free riding on other countries when it comes to its national security, The Japanese miracle is also dependent on a liberal world order upon which it contributes nothing to maintain.

However Japan definitely has some influence in the international system through its soft power resources. Japan thus exercises its soft power in order to get away with its free riding. The most frequently used soft power is its financial resources aimed at various aid programs and the financing of international organizations Japan is for instance the second largest contributor to the UN. However changes have occurred in the last couple... (More)
This thesis deals with Japans role in the international system. An argument is presented in this thesis, namely that Japan is free riding on other countries when it comes to its national security, The Japanese miracle is also dependent on a liberal world order upon which it contributes nothing to maintain.

However Japan definitely has some influence in the international system through its soft power resources. Japan thus exercises its soft power in order to get away with its free riding. The most frequently used soft power is its financial resources aimed at various aid programs and the financing of international organizations Japan is for instance the second largest contributor to the UN. However changes have occurred in the last couple of years and this thesis suggests that the present free riding will inevitably back clash. (Less)
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author
Ahlner, Johan
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Soft Power, Japan, Liberalization, De-regulation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1326099
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {This thesis deals with Japans role in the international system. An argument is presented in this thesis, namely that Japan is free riding on other countries when it comes to its national security, The Japanese miracle is also dependent on a liberal world order upon which it contributes nothing to maintain.

However Japan definitely has some influence in the international system through its soft power resources. Japan thus exercises its soft power in order to get away with its free riding. The most frequently used soft power is its financial resources aimed at various aid programs and the financing of international organizations Japan is for instance the second largest contributor to the UN. However changes have occurred in the last couple of years and this thesis suggests that the present free riding will inevitably back clash.},
  author       = {Ahlner, Johan},
  keyword      = {Soft Power,Japan,Liberalization,De-regulation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Japan's soft power:an unsustainable policy?},
  year         = {2006},
}