© 2001

Global Change

A Japanese Perspective


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A Dialectical Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 5-17
    3. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 19-31
    4. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 33-44
    5. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 45-56
    6. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 57-68
  3. Japan Adrift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 73-91
    3. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 93-100
    4. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 101-112
    5. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 113-120
  4. A Global Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 125-146
    3. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 147-173
    4. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 175-192
    5. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 193-204
    6. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 205-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-288

About this book


This book examines global change from a dialectical perspective. Looking at global change in terms of unipolarisation in international security, globalisation in the world economy, and democratisation in global governance, the volume provides a refreshingly Japanese angle on addressing complex interplays between the social forces underlying these themes. The book is indispensable reading for undergraduate and graduate students or IR theory, international security, international political economy, and global governance, as well as American and Japanese foreign policy.


economy globalization Governance Nation political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Oriental CultureUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

About the authors

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

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