|제목||43권 2호 The role of identity in South Korea’s policies towards Japan|
This paper asks why South Korea’s relations with Japan is so vulnerable to disputes over history in the post-Cold War period. It argues that South Korea’s identities vis-a`-vis Japan and North Korea respectively conflict with each other and leads to inconsistent policy towards Japan that hovers between cooperation and discord. By analyzing South Korea’s relations with Japan as well as its policies and behavior in the post-Cold War period, this paper aims to show how identity factor affects a state’s foreign policy and behavior towards other states. In doing so, it questions the rationality assumption of state behavior in IR and offers alternative explanations on how to better understand ‘‘emotional’’ foreign policies.
Identity Foreign policy Ontological security Constructivism
|이전글||43권 2호 Second image reconsidered: quest for unit complexity in Northeast Asia|
|다음글||45권 2호 Exogenous Pressures and Endogenous Ideas: A Constructivist Approach to Korea’s Economic Institutional Change|