By T. Tamaki
What function does id play in overseas coverage? How may perhaps identification impression on Japan’s kinfolk with South Korea? This e-book takes identification theorizing in diplomacy thought a step additional by way of trying to account for a resilient collective identification that informs coverage makers all through time and area. utilising this framework to Japan’s family members with South Korea enables one to account for the lingering invectives among Tokyo and Seoul regardless of the drastic transformation in eastern overseas coverage in August 1945.
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Traditional IR theories such as neorealism and neoliberalism subsume identities within the ceteris paribus of rational choice assumptions since they cannot find adequate ways to integrate unquantifiables. In this case, just as preferences are held constant in economics, identities are assumed and held constant. 120 Identity is taken more seriously in the contemporary IR theories. 121 Also, it has not been my intention to suggest that constructivism and poststructuralism are the only contemporary IR theories to be interested in identity.
Likewise, if some traditional IR theorists are interested in identities, it is because they treat identities as independent variables. Again, the ultimate source of preferences and interests for state actors derive from the international structure—to the extent that actors’ worldviews are deemed a distraction and agents are denuded of their intentionalities. 35 States, so they seem, are treated as mere automatons. The logic of rejection potentially elides Japan’s Korea experience borne of historical interactions into a mere distribution of capabilities, consciously refusing to explore the intricacies and intrigues into how Tokyo’s worldviews informed its socialization with the Asian neighbors.
To be sure, narratives will also be taken seriously; but I pay closer attention to a reified identity that transcends generations of policy elites as an important focal point. A simple description of the terms is in order. On the one hand, antirealism is marked by its ontological skepticism,2 arguing that when social contexts change, meanings attached to various speech acts also undergo transformation. Likewise for identity, antirealism argues that it is never fixed;3 that it has no ontological status apart from the representations which constitute it,4 and evolutions in social context entail changes in identity narratives—which are always shifting, unstable, and contested.