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The Japanese Challenge to the American Neoliberal World Order: Identity, Meaning, and Foreign Policy

Yong Wook Lee


This book explicitly links capitalism to Japan's particular foreign economic policy choices, offering a historically informed account of the nature and evolution of the Japanese challenge to neoliberalism. Central to its analysis are the historically and socially constructed Japanese conceptions of Japan's economic identity—conceptions that have shaped Japan's interest in challenging the American-led neoliberal world order. With historical analysis beginning in the 1870s, the book explicates several of Japan's key foreign policy choices, including the Asian Monetary Fund decision in 1997, and ... More

Keywords: capitalism, Japan, foreign economic policy, neoliberalism, Japan's economic identity, neoliberal world order, 1870s, foreign policy choices, Asian Monetary Fund, 1997

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758123
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yong Wook Lee, author