Publication
Title
Japan and international refugee protection norms : explaining non-compliance
Author
Abstract
Despite being a wealthy democracy and strong supporter of the international system, Japan has consistently recognized very few refugees. This article explores this conundrum. Specifically, it asks whether Japans low recognition rate signifies a lack of compliance with norms of international refugee protection and, after concluding in the affirmative, why this might be the case. The latter question is addressed systematically, using rationalist, normative and domestic institutional theories of international compliance. After proposing several potential factors, this article concludes by discussing how these factors can be addressed so as to promote a higher rate of Japanese refugee recognition.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Asian and Pacific migration journal
Publication
2015
ISSN
0117-1968
Volume/pages
24:4(2015), p. 409-431
ISI
000365251000001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 23.03.2016
Last edited 21.07.2017
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