Legitimacy in International Society

Japan’s Reaction to Global Wildlife Preservation

  • Isao Miyaoka

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


Legitimacy in International Society addresses collective legitimization of emergent norms at international meetings and its effect on state behaviour. Drawing mainly on constructivist approaches in International Relations and social psychology, Isao Miyaoka discusses the international and domestic sources of legitimacy and the basic conditions under which collective legitimization matters for norm adoption. Three case studies examine Japan's responses to wildlife preservationist norms against high seas driftnet fishing, scientific whaling and international trade in African elephant ivory.


behavior international relations psychology social psychology state trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Isao Miyaoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka University of Foreign StudiesJapan

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