Domestic Determinants and Security Policy-Making in East Asia
ASIA-PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES HONOLULU HI
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This publication, entitled Domestic Determinants and Security Policy- Making in East Asia is a result of cooperation between the National Institute for Defense Studies NIDS in Tokyo and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies APCSS in Honolulu. The papers collected here were presented at the Colloquium on International Security held in Tokyo from November 15-16, 2000 and hosted by NIDS. This information, and globalization theme also was the focus of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Directed Research Program in 2000-2001. An earlier draft of Mr. Yasuhiro Matsudas paper was completed while he was a Visiting Research Fellow at APCSS. Dr. Kyong-wook Shims paper was published separately as an APCSS Occasional Paper in October 2000. Though it has long been conventional wisdom that foreign and security policies have domestic drivers, the emphasis on this approach to understanding a countrys policies has increased with the end of the Cold War. One reason is that the breakdown of the bipolar international order has allowed more margin of maneuver for countries to determine their own foreign and security policies. Second, there has been a wider conception of security challenges, not focused entirely on traditional, geopolitical issues. The broadening conception of security challenges has necessarily engaged a wider array of actors and interests, including within countries. And third, the growth of civil societies, increased availability of information, and globalization have impinged upon security policy in conception and articulation. It is the hope of NIDS, APCSS, and the editors that these papers will contribute to a dialogue aimed at achieving a better understanding of one anothers true security concerns and intentions.
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