Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Japan, Italy and the Road to the Tripartite Alliance

Authors: Ishida, Ken

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  • Challenges traditional accounts which view the Tripartite Allicance as a ‘hollow’ pact, highlighting the significance of Japan and Italy as Axis powers
  • Compares the workings of ultra-nationalist and fascist foreign policy in these two countries, in contrast to Germany
  • Presents the global context of the Axis alliance and the road to World War II
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This book employs a comparative approach to explore the decision-making processes behind the Japanese and Italian foreign policies concerned with East Asia, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. It explores these policies in relation to the Axis powers and Britain in the 1930s. Both Japan and Italy shared significant similarities in their decision-making processes, which help to illustrate the workings of ultra-nationalist and fascist foreign policy. The work examines the mechanism of decision-making in the foreign ministries, rather than the personalities of leaders, in order to understand why and how both countries finally chose unexpected partners.  The Tripartite Alliance has often been perceived through the diplomatic motives and arbitrary manners of dictatorial leadership in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and ultra-nationalist Japan individually. This book compares the foreign policies of Italy and Japan and looks outwards to their diplomatic relations with Britain, a key imperial factor in their expansions into East Asia and Africa, contrasting these Axis powers with Germany, usually thought to typify fascist diplomacy.

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Ken Ishida is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, Politics and Economics at Chiba University, Japan. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japan, Italy and the Road to the Tripartite Alliance
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96223-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96223-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96222-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07160-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 218
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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