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The Implications of a Comparison of the Peace Rankings of Major Powers
creator
Mikami, Takanori
NDC
Peace Science
abstract
This paper explores the implications of various rankings related to peace. One of the effort to rank nations is the Global Peace Index (GPI) released by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Some peace researchers may oppose the idea of ranking nations or propose alternative frameworks for it because they believe that interpretation of peace differs across cultural mindsets and values.

Although the GPI rankings are rarely disputed in Japan and few attempts have been made to integrate the GPI and other peace-related rankings, this paper attempts it and clarifies that Japan needs to recognize importance of creating its own peace rankings. The effort to create such peace rankings should be inextricably linked with Japan's peace-oriented identity.

Chapter 2, which follows the introduction, examines some notions of peace referring to previous studies. Through a principal component analysis, Chapter 3 integrates various peace rankings and creates new indicators that can be used to compare major powers. Chapter 4 discusses why Japan's portrayal of itself as a peace-loving country lacks persuasiveness. The concluding chapter emphasizes the need for Japan to create its own peace rankings.
journal title
Hiroshima Peace Science
volume
Volume 33
start page
49
end page
69
date of issued
2011
publisher
広島大学平和科学研究センター
issn
0386-3565
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
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application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2011 Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University
department
Institute for Peace Science
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