© 2004

Legitimacy in International Society

Japan’s Reaction to Global Wildlife Preservation


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 1-6
  3. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 7-26
  4. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 27-48
  5. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 49-73
  6. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 74-97
  7. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 98-121
  8. Isao Miyaoka
    Pages 122-136
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-214

About this book


Legitimacy in International Society addresses collective legitimization of emergent norms at international meetings and its effect on state behaviour. Drawing mainly on constructivist approaches in International Relations and social psychology, Isao Miyaoka discusses the international and domestic sources of legitimacy and the basic conditions under which collective legitimization matters for norm adoption. Three case studies examine Japan's responses to wildlife preservationist norms against high seas driftnet fishing, scientific whaling and international trade in African elephant ivory.


behavior international relations psychology social psychology state trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka University of Foreign StudiesJapan

About the authors

ISAO MIYAOKA is Associate Professor in International Politics at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He completed his D.Phil. at St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written a number of articles on International Relations theory and Japan's global environmental policy.

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