The Troubled Triangle Economic and Security Concerns for the United States, Japan, and China

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-08
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The Troubled Triangle: Economic and Security Concerns for The United States, Japan and China examines how the three largest economies of the world weave triangulated relationships to one another atop uneasy foundations. The crux of the instability lies in the dissonance between economic allure and security thrust. Economic allure exists for each of the three nations, respectively, in the United States' global currency, Japan's high technology, and China's manufacturing factory and market. Security thrust means that the United States has primacy, Japan has alliance and China seeks autonomy. Drawn from the three countries' most renowned experts on the subject, this collective volume presents a balanced and well-contextualized analysis of the troubled triangle.

Author Biography

Takashi Inoguchi, a Ph.D. at M.I.T., Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, Japan, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, now President of the University of Niigata Prefecture, is a prolific author, editor, coeditor of books and articles on political theory, comparative politics and international relations. Amongst the latest of which are American Democracy Promotion (Oxford University Press, 2000), Reinventing the Alliance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Political Cultures in Asia and Europe (Routledge, 2006), The Uses of Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Citizens and the State (Routledge, 2009), Globalization, the State and Public Opinion (Routledge, 2009), Japanese Politics Today (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), The US-Japan Security Alliance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). He is director of the AsiaBarometer project since 2002 and the Founding editors of two journals, Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge University Press) and International Relations of the Asia Pacific (Oxford University Press).

G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He is the author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award, and is co-author of Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the 21st Century (2009), The Alliance Constrained: The U.S.- Japan Security Alliance and Regional Multilateralism (Palgrave, 2011), edited with Takashi Inoguchi and Yoichiro Sato, Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Table of Contents

1. Introductory; Takashi Inoguchi and G. John Ikenberry
2. East Asia and Liberal International Order: Hegemony, Balance, and Consent in the Shaping of East Asian Regional Order; G. John Ikenberry
3. Japan's Foreign Policy Line after the Cold War; Takashi Inoguchi
4. Peaceful Rise, Multipolarity and China's Foreign Policy Line; Zhongqi Pan and Zhimin Chen
5. Japan's U.S. Policy under DPJ and Its Domestic Background: Still Recovering from the Unarticulated 'Changes'; Yoichiro Sato
6. China' United States policy and its domestic backgrounds; Jia Qingguo
7. Sibling Rivalry? Domestic Politics and the US-Japan Alliance; David Leheny
8. China's Japan Policy and its Domestic Background; Liu Jiangyong
9. Japan, China and the American 'Pivot': A Triangular Analysis; Lowell Dittmer
10. Japanese policy toward China; Emi Mifune

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