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dc.contributor.advisorSiegenthaler, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Brett William
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T21:31:46Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T21:31:46Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5447
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, December 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractShinzo Abe won his second term as Japan’s Prime Minister in 2012, and with his landslide victory intends to fulfill his ambitious plan to strengthen Japanese standing domestically, regionally, and internationally. As part of this plan, Abe proposes to amend Article 9 of the national constitution to permit the establishment of a Collective Security Defense Force, effectively reversing Japan’s post World War II demilitarization and allowing it to extend military protections to its allies. This thesis provides an analysis of Abe’s actions in the context of three political theories (Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism). Of the three, Constructivism provides the best framework for understanding the motivations and aspirations behind the move to re-establish an international military presence.
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dc.format.extent53 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPolitical theoryen_US
dc.subjectConstructivismen_US
dc.subjectJapanese politicsen_US
dc.subjectPrime Minister Abeen_US
dc.subjectLDPen_US
dc.subjectPost WWII Japanen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Shinzo Abe's Vision for Japan: a Political Theory Approachen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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