SOCIAL VALUES ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

Taisuke Fujita, Ryozo Yoshino
2009 Behaviormetrika  
Few studies on international politics have examined people's values, especially through use of cross-national analysis, although a country's foreign policy may reflect the values held by the public. The present paper examines results of the Asia-Pacific Values Survey and analyzes Asia-Pacific people's attitudes and values regarding international politics. Our focus is on three sets of items regarding people's attitude toward Japan, confidence in the United Nations, and ideology. First, we
more » ... gy. First, we analyze response data for those items separately. Then, by applying Hayashi's Quantification Method III, we show that countries/areas in the Asia-Pacific region may be classified into three clusters or cultural spheres. This result presents an illustration of cultural manifold analysis (CULMAN) of international politics.
doi:10.2333/bhmk.36.149 fatcat:3jlmm3yt55h3fersgigenhaugi