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Japan-Korea relations and the Tokdo/Takeshima dispute : the interplay of nationalism and natural resources

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Title: Japan-Korea relations and the Tokdo/Takeshima dispute : the interplay of nationalism and natural resources
Author: Emmers, Ralf
Copyright year: 2010
Abstract: The Tokdo/Takeshima dispute has remained a major irritant in Japan-Korea relations, preventing a deepening of diplomatic ties. This paper claims that the dynamics of the dispute have been informed by nationalism and access to natural resources. It argues that it is precisely the interplay of these considerations that can lead to the rapid escalation of a maritime territorial dispute or conversely to a diffusion of tensions in bilateral relations. Nationalism and the quest for natural resources have, in the context of the Tokdo/Takeshima issue, been locked in a convergent and escalating relationship. Nationalistic sentiments and the imperative to guarantee access to natural resources have reinforced each other in fuelling the dispute. The purpose of this paper is therefore to offer a better understanding of how nationalism and resources influence and interplay in the Tokdo/Takeshima dispute and to identify pathways to cooperation.
Subject: DRNTU::Social sciences
Type: Working Paper
Series/ Journal Title: RSIS Working Paper ; 212/10
School: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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