Japanese and South Korean Environmental Aid: What are their life stories?

Anders Riel Müller, Aki Tonami

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

Japan and South Korea have become increasingly important environmental aid donors, but many observers in the West argue that the two countries are heavily focused on technology and infrastructure development and that they too narrowly pursue economic self-interest such as trade and access to resources.

Aki Tonami, researcher at the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies and Anders Riel Müller of the Danish Institute for International Studies seek to nuance the discussion and demystify Japanese and Korean environmental aid. Through a historical analysis of the historical trajectories of environmental aid of both countries, the researchers conclude that self-interest is not the only motivation. Instead, environmental aid policies maneuver between various forces such as the norms of the global aid community, the countries’ own experience dealing with environmental effects of rapid industrialization and economic development, and their global economic and political ambitions. The study highlights how these domestic and international concerns concerns have shaped and re-shaped environmental aid policy over the years.
OriginalsprogDansk
Udgivelses stedCopenhagen
UdgiverInstitut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder
Antal sider26
ISBN (Trykt)978-87-7605-557-8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7605-558-5
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2013

Emneord

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • aid
  • Environment

Citer dette

Müller, A. R., & Tonami, A. (2013). Japanese and South Korean Environmental Aid: What are their life stories? Copenhagen: Institut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder.
Müller, Anders Riel ; Tonami, Aki. / Japanese and South Korean Environmental Aid : What are their life stories?. Copenhagen : Institut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder, 2013.
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Japanese and South Korean Environmental Aid : What are their life stories? / Müller, Anders Riel; Tonami, Aki.

Copenhagen : Institut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder, 2013.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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Müller AR, Tonami A. Japanese and South Korean Environmental Aid: What are their life stories? Copenhagen: Institut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder. 2013 apr.