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Christopher Hughes Publications


Co authored book

Hughes, C., Hook, G., Gilson, J., and Dobson, H., Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security, London Routledge, 2005 second edition, 623pp.

Refereed book chapters

‘Japan, East Asian regionalisation and selective resistance to globalisation: regional divisions of labour and financial cooperation’, in Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, 3rd Edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005.

‘Japan, the “war on terrorism” and the political economy of security’, in P. Dombrowski (ed.) The Political Economy of Security in the 21st Century, International Political Economy Yearbook Series, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2005.

'Japan: Military Modernization in Search of a 'Normal' Security Role' in Tellis, A.J., and Wills, M. (eds), Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernisation in an Era of Uncertainty, Washington DC: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2005, pp. 105-134

'A Multidimensional Approach to Security: the Case of Japan' in Dombrowski, P. (ed), The Political Economy of Security in the 21st Century, International Political Economy yearbook Series, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2005, pp. 99-122


Single authored monographs

Japan’s Re-emergence as a ‘Normal’ Military Power?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004, 158 pages.

Japan’s Security Agenda: Military, Economic and Environmental Dimensions, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004, 287 pages.

Refereed article:

‘Japan’s security policy, the US-Japan alliance, and the ‘war on terror’: incrementalism confirmed or radical leap?’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 58, no. 3, November 2004, pp. 427-445.


Non-refereed journal articles

‘Is the Chinese currency, the renminbi, dangerously undervalued and a threat to the global economy?’, The International Economy, Spring 2003, vol. 17, no. 2, p. 28.

‘The future of Sino-Japanese relations: cooperation or conflict?’, Asia and Australasia Regional Overview, Economist Intelligence Unit, January 2003, pp. 5-16.

Refereed book chapters

‘Japan-US security relations: toward “bilateralism-plus”?’, with A. Fukushima, in E. S. Krauss and T. J. Pempel (eds.) Beyond Bilateralism: The US-Japan Relationship in the New Asia-Pacific, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2003, pp. 55-86.

‘Globalisation and security in East Asia’, in C. M. Dent (ed.) Asia-Pacific Economic and Security Cooperation: New Regional Agendas, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, pp. 34-50.

CSGR Working Paper

Japan, the post-9/11 security agenda, and the political economy of inequality and insecurity, 127/04.


Co-edited refereed book

New Regionalisms in the Global Political Economy: Theories and Cases, with S. Breslin, B. Rosamond and N. Philips, London, Routledge, 2002, 257 pages.

Refereed journal articles

‘Japan-North Korea relations from the North-South summit to the Koizumi-Kim Summit’, Asia-Pacific Review, vol. 9, no. 2, November 2002, pp. 61-78.

‘Reflections on globalisation, security and 9/11’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 15, no. 3, October 2002, pp. 421-434.

‘Japan and the East Asian financial crisis: patterns, motivations and instrumentalisation of Japanese regional economic diplomacy’, with G. Hook, J. Gilson, and H. Dobson, European Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2002, pp. 177-198.

Non-refereed journal articles

‘Japan’s changing structure of civilian control: Japan, civilian control and the “normal” state’, Harvard Asia Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2, Autumn 2002, pp. 22-27.

‘A test for the US-Japan alliance: Iraqi complications’, International Institute for Strategic Studies: Strategic Comments, vol. 8, no. 7, September 2002, pp. 1-3.

Refereed book chapters

‘Tumen River Development Area Programme (TRADP): frustrated micro-regionalism as a microcosm of political rivalries’, in S. Breslin and G. Hook (eds.) Mircoregionalism and World Order, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, pp. 115-143.

‘Sino-Japanese relations and Ballistic Missile Defence’, in M. Soderberg (ed.) Chinese-Japanese Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Complementarity and Conflict, London, Routledge, 2002, pp. 69-87.

Non-refereed book chapter

‘Japan-North Korea relations: obstacles to a breakthrough’, in Korea Economic Institute of America (ed.), Cooperation and Reform on the Korean Peninsula, Washington DC, Korean Economic Institute of America, 2002, pp. 28-39.

CSGR Working Papers

Reflections on Globalisation, Security and 9/11, no. 105/02

Japan’s Security Policy and the War on Terror: Steady Incrementalism or Radical Leap?, no. 104/02


Co-authored refereed book

Japan’s International Relations: Politics: Economics and Security, with G. Hook, J. Gilson, and H. Dobson, London, Routledge, 2001, 532 pages.

Refereed journal article

‘Conceptualising the globalisation-security nexus in the Asia-Pacific’, Security Dialogue, vol. 32, no. 4, December 2001, pp. 407-21.

Refereed book chapters

‘Nicchûkankei to dandô missairu bôei shisutemu’, in Hiroshima Heiwa Kagaku Kenkyû Sentâ (ed.) Posuto Reisen Jidai no Kaku Mondai to Nihon, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Heiwa Kagaku Kenkyû Sentâ, 2001, pp. 39-62. (in Japanese).

‘The Police Reaction to Aum’, in R. J. Kisala and M. Mullins (eds.) Religion and Social Crisis in Japan: Understanding Japanese Society Through the Aum Affair, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001, pp. 53-70.

‘Japan in Europe: Asian and European perspectives’, in G. Hook and H. Hasegawa (eds.) The Political Economy of Japanese Globalisation: European and Asian Perspectives, London, Routledge, 2001, pp. 40-55.

Non-refereed journal articles

‘Japan’s resurgent leadership in East Asia’, Asia and Australasia Regional Overview, Economist Intelligence Unit, February 2001, pp. 5-12.

‘Missile defence and East Asian security’, Asia and Australasia Regional Overview, Economist Intelligence Unit, October 2001, pp. 15-22.

CSGR Working Paper

Sino-Japanese relations and Ballistic Missile Defence, no. 64/00.


Refereed journal articles

‘Japan’s strategy-less North Korean strategy: shifting policies of containment and engagement and implications for US-Japan-South Korea security co-operation’, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, vol. 12, no. 2, Winter 2000, pp. 153-181.

‘Japanese policy and the East Asian currency crisis: abject defeat or quiet victory?’, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 7, no. 2, 2000, pp. 219-253.

CSGR Working Paper

Globalisation and Security in the Asia-Pacific: An Initial Investigation, no. 61/00.

Tumen River Area Development Programme: Frustrated Micro-Regionalism as a Microcosm of Political Rivalries, no. 57/00.


Single-authored refereed monograph

Japan’s Economic Power and Security: Japan and North Korea, London, Routledge, 1999, 234 pages.

CSGR Working Paper

Japanese Policy and the East Asian Currency Crisis: Abject Defeat or Quiet Victory?, no. 24/99.


‘Japanese policy and the North Korean ‘soft landing’', The Pacific Review, vol. 11, no. 3, 1998, pp. 389-415.