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Hagström, Linus, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7495-055X
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Hagström, L. (2019). Long live pacifism!: narrative power and Japan’spacifist model. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 32(4), 502-520
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Long live pacifism!: narrative power and Japan’spacifist model
2019 (English)In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, ISSN 0955-7571, E-ISSN 1474-449X, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 502-520Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International relations research acknowledges that states can have different security policies but neglects the fact that ‘models’ may exist in the security policy realm. This article suggests that it is useful to think about models, which it argues can become examples for emulation or be undermined through narrative power. It illustrates the argument by analysing Japan’s pacifism—an alternative approach to security policy which failed to become an internationally popular model and, despite serving the country well for many years, has even lost its appeal in Japan. Conventional explanations suggest that Japan’s pacifist policies were ‘abnormal’, and that the Japanese eventually realized this. By contrast, this article argues that narratives undermined Japan’s pacifism by mobilizing deep-seated beliefs about what is realistic and unrealistic in international politics, and launches a counter-narrative that could help make pacifism a more credible model in world politics.

Keywords
Pacifism, narrative, power, Japan, security
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8633 (URN)10.1080/09557571.2019.1623174 (DOI)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW2013.0162
Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Hagström, L. & Isaksson, E. (2019). Pacifist Identity, Civics Textbooks, and the Opposition to Japan's Security Legislation. Journal of Japanese Studies, 45(1), 31-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pacifist Identity, Civics Textbooks, and the Opposition to Japan's Security Legislation
2019 (English)In: Journal of Japanese Studies, ISSN 0095-6848, E-ISSN 1549-4721, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 31-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines Japanese processes of self-formation as reflected in junior high school civics textbooks, comparing books published in 1990 and 2012. It demonstrates surprising continuity in how books from the two years construct a pacifist self in sharp contrast to Japan's prewar and wartime belligerence. We argue that this kind of antagonistic temporal othering has continued to socialize Japanese students into a "peace identity" and helps to explain the strong grassroots opposition to the Japanese government's 2015 announcement of laws to back up its position that Japan can exercise collective self-defense.

Keywords
identity, security, Japan, civics textbooks
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8430 (URN)10.1353/jjs.2019.0002 (DOI)
Projects
Power shift in East Asia: Soft power analyses
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW2013.0162
Available from: 2019-03-01 Created: 2019-03-01 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. & Hagström, L. (2018). What Is the Point?: Teaching Graduate Students how to Construct Political Science Research Puzzles. European Political Science, 17(4), 634-648
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Is the Point?: Teaching Graduate Students how to Construct Political Science Research Puzzles
2018 (English)In: European Political Science, ISSN 1680-4333, E-ISSN 1682-0983, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 634-648Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the key challenges graduate students face is how to come up with a good rationale for their theses. Unfortunately, the methods literature in and beyond political science does not provide much advice on this important issue. While focusing on how to conduct research, this literature has largely neglected the question of why a study should be undertaken. The limited discussions that can be found suggest that new research is justified if it (1) fills a ‘gap’; (2) addresses an important real-world problem; and/or (3) is methodologically rigorous. This article discusses the limitations of these rationales. Then, it proposes that research puzzles are more useful for clarifying the nature and importance of a contribution to existing research, and hence a better way of justifying new research. The article also explores and clarifies what research puzzles are, and begins to devise a method for constructing them out of the vague ideas and questions that often trigger a research process. 

Keywords
method, political science, problematization, research puzzles, research design
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7347 (URN)10.1057/s41304-017-0130-y (DOI)
Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Hagström, L., Weissmann, M. & Hanssen, U. (2017). Allt bör göras för att bygga relationer med Nordkorea. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Allt bör göras för att bygga relationer med Nordkorea
2017 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
Nordkorea, sanktioner, Asien, Kina, USA
National Category
Globalisation Studies Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7089 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Hanssen, U., Hagström, L. & Weissmann, M. (2017). Tøffere press og sanksjoner mot Nord-Korea er ineffektivt og kanskje også kontraproduktivt. Verdens gang, Article ID 9 oktober.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tøffere press og sanksjoner mot Nord-Korea er ineffektivt og kanskje også kontraproduktivt
2017 (Norwegian)In: Verdens gang, ISSN 0806-0894, article id 9 oktoberArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7351 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved
Hagström, L., Bremberg, N. & Holmberg, A. (Eds.). (2016). Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen. Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016. p. 301
Keywords
samhällsvetenskaplig forskning
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6103 (URN)9789173317696 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, A., Hagström, L. & Bremberg, N. (2016). Avslutning: om och till Jan Hallenberg. In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen (pp. 292-296). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avslutning: om och till Jan Hallenberg
2016 (Swedish)In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016, p. 292-296Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6375 (URN)9789173317696 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, K. & Hagström, L. (2016). Forskningsproblem: vad står på spel?. In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen (pp. 96-118). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskningsproblem: vad står på spel?
2016 (Swedish)In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016, p. 96-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6376 (URN)9789173317696 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Hagström, L. (Ed.). (2016). Identity Change and Foreign Policy: Japan and its ‘Others’. London and New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identity Change and Foreign Policy: Japan and its ‘Others’
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2016. p. 166
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6372 (URN)978-1-138-93160-2 (ISBN)
Funder
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
Bremberg, N., Hagström, L. & Holmberg, A. (2016). Inledning: om att forska och vara forskare. In: Linus Hagström, Niklas Bremberg, Arita Holmberg (Ed.), Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen (pp. 13-30). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning: om att forska och vara forskare
2016 (Swedish)In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen / [ed] Linus Hagström, Niklas Bremberg, Arita Holmberg, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016, p. 13-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6374 (URN)978917331796 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved
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