WorldCat Identities

Midford, Paul

Overview
Works: 21 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 1,938 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Paul Midford
Rethinking Japanese public opinion and security : from pacifism to realism? by Paul Midford( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Paul Midford engages claims that since 9/11 Japanese public opinion has turned sharply away from pacifism and toward supporting normalization of Japan's military power, in which Japanese troops would fight alongside their American counterparts in various conflicts worldwide. Midford argues that Japanese public opinion has never embraced pacifism. It has, instead, contained significant elements of realism, in that it has acknowledged the utility of military power for defending national territory and independence, but has seen offensive military power as ineffective for promoting other goals, such as suppressing terrorist networks and WMD proliferation, or promoting democracy overseas. Over several decades, these realist attitudes have become more evident as the Japanese state has gradually convinced its public that Tokyo and its military can be trusted with territorial defense, and even with noncombat humanitarian and reconstruction missions overseas. On this basis, says Midford, we should re-conceptualize Japanese public opinion as attitudinal defensive realism
Japanese public opinion and the War on Terrorism by Robert D Eldridge( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism examines the effect the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States had on one of America's most important ally, Japan, as it struggles to define a post-Cold War role for itself in international security affairs. This study looks at Japanese mass opinion, the role of the Japanese media, both print and visual, in framing discourse on security, the response of political parties to public opinion, the position of Japanese intellectuals in the debate on the war on terrorism, civil society, and public opinion in Okinawa."--Publisher description
The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force : search for legitimacy( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extensive Japanese-language materials, this book is the first to examine the development of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force. It addresses: how the GSDF was able to emerge as the post-war successor of the Imperial Japanese Army despite Japan's anti-militarist constitution; how the GSDF, despite the public skepticism and even hostility that greeted its creation, built domestic and international legitimacy; and how the GSDF has responded to changes in international and domestic environments. This path-breaking study of the world's third-largest-economic power's ground army is timely for two reasons. First, the resurgence of tensions in Northeast Asia over territorial disputes, and the emphasis recent Japanese governments have placed on using the GSDF for defending Japan's outlying islands is driving media coverage and specialist interest in the GSDF. Second, the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has focused global attention on the GSDF as Japan's lead disaster relief organization. This highly informative and thoroughly researched book provides insight for policy makers and academics interested in Japanese foreign and defense policies."--Back cover
The political economy of renewable energy and energy security : common challenges and national responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe by Espen Moe( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together renewable energy and energy security, the authors cover both the politics and political economy of renewables and energy security and analyzes renewable technologies in some of the most relevant and topical parts of the world. Japan is energy-scarce and still experiencing the aftermath of Fukushima. China is expanding its renewable energy capacity faster than any other country. Northern Europe has long been among the most progressive regions with respect to renewables--boasting Denmark and Germany, front-runners in wind and solar energy solutions--but also home to petroleum-based economies like Norway. By comparing and contrasting the experiences of such a diverse range of countries, this book identifies both barriers and success factors and explains why some countries have been so much more successful than others when it comes to renewable energy"--
A Northeast Asian security regime : prospects after the Cold War by David Youtz( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU-Japan partnership in the shadow of China : the crisis of liberalism by Axel Berkofsky( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldercare policies in Japan and Scandinavia : aging societies in East and West by John Creighton Campbell( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging societies are an issue of increasing importance in advanced industrial societies, and many developing nations. This book focuses on the key challenge of long-term care for the growing number of frail elderly, examining how two very culturally different societies, Japan and Norway, have addressed this challenge, and drawing lessons with wider applicability for aging societies. Chapters focus on long-term care institutions, the role of formal and informal care-providers, how assessments are used to allocate care, how care quality is assessed, and how aging society issues influence national politics.--
Japan's new security partnerships : beyond the security alliance by Wilhelm Vosse( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese public opinion and the war on terrorism : implications for Japan's security strategy by Paul Midford( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EUJapan Partnership in the Shadow of China : the Crisis of Liberalism( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both the European Union and Japan have been major beneficiaries and supporters of the liberal international order, first led by the United States since the end of World War II. During this period, they have emerged as global powers, however, the very order that nurtured their rise is now facing twin threats. Firstly, through authoritarian Chinas promotion of alternative models of global governance, and secondly from a crisis of liberalism, manifested in the policies of President Donald Trump and Brexit. This book explores these challenges faced by both the EU and Japan, providing a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between the two. It analyses their cooperation in terms of security, defence and trade and examines how their shared normative values are ultimately implemented. Having recently concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement and with a Strategic Partnership Agreement in the pipeline, this book asks, can they convert their latent and modest cooperation into an alternative form of leadership and an antidote to the illiberal tide sweeping the developed world? As the first book to shed light on the new Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Studies, as well as European Union politics and international political economy more generally."--Provided by publisher
Making the best of a bad reputation : Japanese and Russian grand strategies in East Asia by Paul Midford( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU-Japan partnership in the shadow of China : the crisis of liberalism( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in Japan's security: non-US centric evolution, introduction to a special issue( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: During the cold war the United States was overwhelmingly central in Japan's security policy. Japan hosted US bases and the Self-Defense Forces held joint exercises with the US military, even while shunning contacts with other militaries. Japan essentially refused even to discuss security with its neighbors. Special exceptions were made for the United States in otherwise sweeping policies, such as the exception for the United States in Tokyo's ban on weapons exports and co-development. Since the end of the cold war, Japan's security policy has undergone a little noticed transformation: it has steadily moved away from being centered on the United States as its sole security partner. Tokyo has initiated bilateral security dialogues with its Asian neighbors and assumed a leadership role in promoting regional multilateral security cooperation as a supplement to the US alliance. Japan has begun building bilateral security partnerships with a range of countries and actors, from Australia and India to the European Union. Paradoxically these changes have occurred even as the US–Japan alliance has strengthened. The articles in this special issue examine these new security ties with states and multilateral organizations, and other changes in policy that have made the United States less 'special, ' such as by allowing arms exports to other actors
A Northeast Asian security regime : prospects after the Cold War by David Youtz( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International trade and domestic politics : improving on Rogowski's model of political alignments by Paul Midford( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sino-Japanese Conflict and Reconciliation in the East China Sea by Paul Midford( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

China views the revised US-Japan defense guidelines : popping the cork? by Paul Midford( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japan's response to terror : dispatching the SDF to the Arabian Sea by Paul Midford( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japan's leadership role in East Asian security multilateralism : the Nakayama proposal and the logic of reassurance by Paul Midford( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Decentering from the US in regional security multilateralism: Japan's 1991 pivot( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: This article poses the question of why, after having consistently pursued an isolationist strategy of avoiding security ties with partners other than the US, and having followed the US in opposing regional security multilateralism, did Japan suddenly reverse course and get out in front of the US with its first post-war regional security initiative. This article addresses this question by tracing the internal debates, policy process and motivations that drove Japan to reverse its position, a process that transformed Japan into the leading champion of regional security multilateralism in East Asia
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.04 for Rethinking ... to 0.97 for Japan's le ...)

Rethinking Japanese public opinion and security : from pacifism to realism?
Covers
Japanese public opinion and the War on TerrorismJapanese public opinion and the war on terrorism : implications for Japan's security strategy
Languages
English (70)

German (1)