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dc.contributor.advisorGlosny, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSipos, Aaron R.
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:34:55Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:34:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56809
dc.description.abstractThis study examines changes in economic behavior in East Asia following various periods of political crisis with China and explains these patterns through the lens of mercantile realism and dual hedge theories. Japan and South Korea have drastically increased their trade with China, a potential security adversary, at the cost of trade with the United States, a long-time security partner. Analysis of export trends from Japan and South Korea indicates that these countries do not take economic action to distance themselves from China in favor of the United States or Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) following a crisis. Export data also indicates that Japan and South Korea continue to trade strategically important goods like steel and petroleum to China, despite the fact that these goods have a greater potential to affect regional security. Finally, this study highlights how Japan's economic weakness and South Korea's economic integration severely hamper any future prospect to use economic pressure to influence Beijing's security decisions.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/economyoversecur1094556809
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEconomy over security: why crises fail to impact economic behavior in East Asiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBarma, Naazneen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorJapanen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorASEANen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authortradeen_US
dc.subject.authorexportsen_US
dc.subject.authorstrategic goodsen_US
dc.subject.authordual hedgeen_US
dc.subject.authormercantile realismen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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