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The logic of ballistic missile defence procurement in Japan (1994-2007): from hedging through self-imposed restraints toward hedging from the position of military strength

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This thesis asks why Japan decided to procure BMD if it meant building an infrastructure which, because of its technological nature, had the potential to disrupt Japan’s preferred security strategy of hedging, that is, maintaining ambiguity of commitment, vis-à-vis China and the US.

The investigation was divided into three parts dealing with the following questions – Why did Japan's BMD procurement matter? Who mattered? Why were the BMD and related decisions made? Such a structure of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty

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Funding agency for:
Maxim Shabalin
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:73b6dc56-e10b-4bc4-abba-0abcd3a0d204
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ora:5488

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