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

Robert M. Uriu


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 deep-rooted fears 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 ... More

Keywords: Clinton, Japan, U.S. trade policy, revisionism, trade conflict, managed trade, framework negotiations, policy making studies, auto industry, policy assumptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Uriu, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
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