Critical Security Studies in the Global South

Japanese Geopolitics and the Western Imagination

Authors: Watanabe, Atsuko

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  • Includes a fresh approach to understanding the formation of a contemporary world of diverse forms of state
  • Situates the discussion in a wider context of global intellectual history by going beyond national and disciplinary boundaries
  • Highlights the importance of the act of knowing and the cognitive gaps that have arisen in the course of political theory’s travel
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This book is the first attempt to comprehensively introduce Japanese geopolitics. Europe’s role in disseminating knowledge globally to shape the world according to its standards is an unchallenged premise in world politics. In this story, Japan is regarded as an enthusiastic importer of the knowledge. The book challenges this ground by examining how European geopolitics, the theory of the modern state, traveled to Japan in the first half of the last century, and demonstrates that the same theory can invoke diverged imaginations of the world by examining a range of historical, political, and literary texts. Focusing on the transformation of power, knowledge, and subjectivity in time and space, Watanabe provides a detailed account to reconsider the formation of contemporary world order of the modern territorial states.

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Atsuko Watanabe is Project Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She also holds an associate fellowship at the Centre of the Study of Globalization and Regionalization at the University of Warwick, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japanese Geopolitics and the Western Imagination
Authors
Series Title
Critical Security Studies in the Global South
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04399-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04399-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04398-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 265
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