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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) Divergence or Convergence? Dutch and Japanese Perspectives on Security

Divergence or Convergence? Dutch and Japanese Perspectives on Security

Conference in Groningen, 13 - 14 March 2014
Conference poster
Conference poster

Both the Netherlands and Japan have traditionally been at the forefront of promoting innovative and non-traditional approaches to security. The Netherlands has long assumed a leading role in the promotion of human rights and the rule of law in its foreign policy and hosts a number of international tribunals that either mediate inter-state disputes or prosecute individuals for serious violations of international criminal law. On the other hand, Japan nurtured concepts such as comprehensive security, which emphasized non-military aspects of security such as food and energy security, and later assumed a leading role in the promotion of human security at the United Nations. This conference will reflect on Dutch and Japanese perspectives on global governance an international security in order to explore elements of divergence and convergence in Dutch and Japanese security and global governance practices.

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Please contact Dr. Chris Lamont, c.k.lamont@rug.nl

Last modified:07 March 2014 3.29 p.m.