Masayo Ohara's Democratization and Expansionism: Historical Lessons, PDF

By Masayo Ohara

ISBN-10: 0275970434

ISBN-13: 9780275970437

International setting is an important consider deciding on the developmental direction pursued through democratizing nice powers. Democracies are regarded as much less belligerent than conventional autocracies, but Japan, Germany, Italy grew to become reckless expansionist powers in the course of their democratization tactics. dependent upon old case stories, this paintings indicates a common trend relating to democratization and overseas growth by way of studying the measure to which the army is orientated, and the harmony of monetary social teams within the face of army attack. Ohara then makes an attempt to attract classes valuable for present-day democratization in China and Russia.

Military social groups--the king and the nobility--dominate household society in a standard autocracy. a safe family place permits the sovereign to target foreign survival and dominance. notwithstanding, throughout the democratization interval rising monetary and social groups--bourgeoisie and labor--challenge the dominance of the army social teams. whilst the army regards this problem as extra threatening than foreign survival, the chance for a kingdom to turn into a reckless expansionist emerges. opting for attainable causal relationships and generating real looking coverage prescriptions isn't really adequate to evade the craze, Ohara contends, one needs to suggest a number of coverage suggestions possible at any given element, in addition to numerous fall again plans to be applied as necessary.

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