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Refugees, Women, and Weapons: International Norm Adoption and Compliance in Japan

Petrice R. Flowers


In a world dominated by considerations of material and security threats, Japan provides a case for why, and under what conditions, a state would choose to adopt international norms and laws that are seemingly in direct conflict with its domestic norms. Approaching compliance from within a constructivist framework, this book analyzes three treaties—addressing refugee policy, women's employment, and the use of land mines—that Japan has adopted. It probes how international relations and domestic politics both play a role in constructing state identity, and how state identity in turn influences co ... More

Keywords: Japan, refugees, women, weapons, international norms, land mines, international relations, domestic politics, state identity, compliance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759731
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Petrice R. Flowers, author