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Clinton and Japan: The Impact of Revisionism on US Trade Policy

Clinton and Japan: The Impact of Revisionism on US Trade Policy

Uriu, Robert M.

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Book Details:
Publisher:OUP Oxford ISBN:9780199280568 Published Date:22nd October 2009 Dimensions:162 X 238 X 26 mm Weight:0.5989 kilograms Pages:294 Binding:Hardcover Illustrations:2 Figures, 6 Tables Condition:New

Short Description

This book chronicles how a controversial set of policy assumptions about the Japanese economy, known as revisionism, rose to become the basis of the trade policy approach of the Clinton administration, and details how Japan refused to accept US trade solutions and fought to discredit revisionism.

Full Description

This book chronicles how a controversial set of policy assumptions about the Japanese economy, known as revisionism, rose to become the basis of the trade policy approach of the Clinton administration. In the context of growing fear over Japan's increasing economic strength, revisionists argued that Japan represented a distinctive form of capitalism that was inherently closed to imports and that posed a threat to U.S. high-tech industries. Revisionists advocated a "managed trade" solution in which the Japanese government would be forced to set aside a share of the market for foreign goods. The author describes the role that various American academics, government officials, and business leaders played in developing revisionist thought. Revisionism was at its peak just as the Clinton administration came into office. The author uses extensive interviews with policy makers to trace the internal discussions inside the Clinton White House, which culminated in the adoption of revisionist policy and then to demands for "results-oriented" trade agreements during the Framework negotiations. This book details how Japan refused to accept these managed trade solutions, and fought to discredit revisionism and to rally global support against American unilateralism.