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By Andrew Yeo

No different kingdom keeps a world army presence such as the us. but open air the USA, massive debate exists approximately what this presence is set and the way good it serves nationwide and worldwide pursuits. Anti-U.S. base protests, performed out in parliaments and the streets of host countries, proceed to come up in several components of the area. In a singular process fusing diplomacy conception with social circulation views, this e-book examines the influence of anti-base events and the real position bilateral alliance relationships play in shaping flow results. the writer explains not just whilst and the way anti-base events subject, but in addition how host governments stability among household and foreign strain on base-related concerns. Drawing on interviews with activists, politicians, coverage makers, and U.S. base officers within the Philippines, Japan (Okinawa), Ecuador, Italy, and South Korea, the writer reveals that the protection and overseas coverage principles held by means of host executive elites act as a political chance or barrier for anti-base events, influencing their skill to problem out of the country U.S. basing regulations.

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I also evaluate the security consensus framework by discussing competing explanations in the base politics literature, highlighting both points of tension and areas of complement. I conclude by providing insights for anti-base activists and drawing lessons for policymakers on basing strategy in the post-9/11 period. S. base somewhere around the world at this very moment. Do these pockets of protest, varying in size, shape, and form, make any difference in base politics? When and how do anti-base movements matter?

Nor do they help us accurately predict the type of response produced by host states when balancing between international and domestic forces. For instance, a realist approach to base politics contends that, regardless of domestic opposition, bases are likely to endure if national security interests are at stake. But empirical examples – most notably the closure of the strategically important Subic Bay Naval Station in 1991 – pose significant problems for realism. Commonly explored concepts in international relations, such as the balance of power, threat perceptions, or alliance relations, certainly shape basing policy decisions.

I also discuss more recent trends concerning anti-base movements in Okinawa. Finally, Chapter 7 summarizes the findings presented in the book. I also evaluate the security consensus framework by discussing competing explanations in the base politics literature, highlighting both points of tension and areas of complement. I conclude by providing insights for anti-base activists and drawing lessons for policymakers on basing strategy in the post-9/11 period. S. base somewhere around the world at this very moment.

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