Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Identity, Trust, and Reconciliation in East Asia

Dealing with Painful History to Create a Peaceful Present

Editors: Clements, Kevin P. (Ed.)

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  • Provides essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, anthropology, sociology and social psychology
  • Offers alternative and authoritative theoretical perspectives on East Asia
  • Seeks more positive relationships and deeper reconciliation between China, Japan and Korea
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About this book

This edited collection explores how East Asia’s painful history continues to haunt the relationships between its countries and peoples. Through a largely social-psychological and constructivist lens, the authors examine the ways in which historical memory and unmet identity needs generates mutual suspicion, xenophobic nationalism and tensions in the bilateral and trilateral relationships within the region. This text not only addresses some of the domestic drivers of Japanese, Chinese and South Korean foreign policy - and the implications of increasingly autocratic rule in all three countries – but also analyses the way in which new security mechanisms and processes advancing trust, confidence and reconciliation can replace those generating mistrust, antagonism and insecurity. 

About the authors

Professor Kevin Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association.

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“The volume is an excellent starting point to understand the difficulties of reconciliation and closer collaboration in the region. With its well-rounded choice of authors and their empathetic efforts, combined with the very thoughtful and balanced summary by the editor, the book provides a valuable contribution not only to political and sociological practice, but to academic research as well.” (H-Soz-Kult, hsozkult.de, January, 31 , 2019)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Trust, Identity and Conflict in Northeast Asia – Barriers to Positive Relationships

    Clements, Kevin P

    Pages 1-27

  • Identity, Threat Perception, and Trust-Building in Northeast Asia

    Lee, Geun

    Pages 29-46

  • Identity Tensions and China-Japan-Korea Relations: Can Peace be Maintained in North East Asia?

    Li, Rex

    Pages 47-73

  • Historical Analogy and Demonization of Others: Memories of 1930s Japanese Militarism and Its Contemporary Implications

    Moon, Chung-in (et al.)

    Pages 75-103

  • The “Abnormal” State: Identity, Norm/Exception and Japan

    Hagström, Linus

    Pages 105-137

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $159.99
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  • Due: December 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85513-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity, Trust, and Reconciliation in East Asia
Book Subtitle
Dealing with Painful History to Create a Peaceful Present
Editors
  • Kevin P. Clements
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54897-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54897-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54896-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85513-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 302
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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