Dr. Alexander Bukh

Dr. Alexander Bukh

Associate Professor - Research and Development Division

Alexander specializes in the international relations in Northeast Asia. His publications have appeared in academic journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Asian Survey, International Relations of the Asia Pacific and the Pacific Review. Alexander is the author of Japan’s National Identity and Foreign Policy: Russia as Japan’s ‘Other’ (Routledge 2008) and These Islands Are Ours: The Social Construction of Territorial Disputes in Northeast Asia (Stanford Univ. Press 2020), winner of the 2020 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, sponsored by the American Library Association. He is also a producer and a co-director of a documentary on territorial disputes-related activism in Japan and Korea titled This Island in Ours (Contented Production 2016). He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a LLM in International Law from Tokyo University.

PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE)

LLM in International Law from Tokyo University

BA in International Law from Seinan Gakuin University

  • Homeland Security
  • International Relations
  • Transnational Threats
  • International Relations in Northeast Asia
  • Territorial Disputes
  • Identity and Culture in International Relations

Monographs

These Islands are Ours! The Social Construction of Territorial Disputes in Northeast Asia, monograph, 280 pages, Stanford: Stanford University Press, Studies in Asian Security Series, March 2020

Winner of the 2020 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, sponsored by the American Library Association

 

Japan’s National Identity and Foreign Policy: “Russia” as Japan’s “Other”, monograph, 192 pages, Oxon: Routledge, Japan Series, August 2009

 

Refereed Journals

 

“The productive power of rising China and national identities in South Korea and Thailand,” Pacific Review, online first, January 2021

 

“Russia’s Image and Soft Power Resources in Southeast Asia: Perceptions among Young Elites in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam,” Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International & Strategic Affairs, December 2016, 38(3), 445-475

 

“Korean National Identity, Civic Activism and the Dokdo/Takeshima Territorial Dispute,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, August 2016, 3(2), 183-199

 

“Borders and Civil Society”, Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies, special issue on Borders and Civil Society in Asia, August 2015, 2(2), 5-8

 

Book Chapters

 

“Territorial Disputes and Non-State Actors” in Iwashita Akihiro ed., Geopolitics of Northeast Asia, Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, October 2021, pp. 271-291 (in Japanese)

 

“Japan-Russia Relations” in Robert Pekkanen and Saadia Pekkanen eds., The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, October 2020 online first

 

“Shimane Prefecture and the ‘Takeshima Day’ Ordinance”, in Oguma Eiji and Higuchi Naoto eds., Japan’s Right Turn, Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2020, pp. 321-353 (in Japanese)

 

“Border Disputes in Northeast Asia” in Takagi Akihiko et al., Encyclopaedia of Modern Geopolitics, Tokyo: Maruzen, 2019, pp. 640-641 (in Japanese)

 

“Territorial Disputes in Asia” Chapter 17, in Takashi Inoguchi ed., The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy, vol.2, London: Sage, 2019, pp.340-360

 

“Japan’s Territorial Disputes and Policy: Success of Failure?” in Mary M. McCarthy ed. Routledge Handbook of Japan’s Foreign Policy, Oxon: Routledge, 2018, pp.188-201

 

“Takeshima, Northern Territories, and the construction of Japan’s national identity”, in Barthelemy Courmont and Frederic Lasserre eds., Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia: Political and Legal Perspectives, Oxon: Routledge, 2017, pp. 70-85

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