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Public Opinion and Multilateral Use of Force: Japanese Response to the UN Flag and Many Flags


Maki Ikeda


Independent

Atsushi Tago


Kobe University - Graduate School of Law

2012

EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 40

Abstract:     
The United States of America (USA) uses multilateralism in diplomacy and in action to generate foreign public support for its use of force abroad. A typical multilateral diplomacy is done by obtaining the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s resolution (i.e. UN flag) to authorize a military action. By contrast, examples of multilateralism in action are the multinational forces, the so-called "Coalition of the Willing" and "Many Flags Program." While scholars have empirical evidence that the multilateralism in diplomacy generates foreign domestic support for the use of force, there is no equivalent study for multilateralism in action. We do not know if or how much the two types of multilateralism would differ in inducing foreign domestic support for a military action. This study, by using Japan as a field of survey experiment, answers these questions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Public Opinion, Use of Force, Multilateralism, Japan

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Date posted: June 17, 2013  

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Ikeda, Maki and Tago, Atsushi, Public Opinion and Multilateral Use of Force: Japanese Response to the UN Flag and Many Flags (2012). EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 40. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2224850

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Maki Ikeda
Independent
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United States
Atsushi Tago (Contact Author)
Kobe University - Graduate School of Law ( email )
2-1 Rokkodai, Nada-ku
Kobe 657-8501
Japan
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