国際沖縄研究所ライブラリ“Self-determinable Development of Small Islands”
Ishihara, M., Hoshino, E., & Fujita, Y. (Eds.) (2016) Self-determinable development of small islands. Springer, 303p, Singapore
研究プロジェクト「新しい島嶼学の創造」の研究成果を総括し社会に発信することを目的として、書籍“Self-determinable Development of Small Islands”のオンライン版を2016年3月に、印刷版を同年5月に刊行しました。本書では島嶼国/地域と大陸、先進国、他の島々の関係において、小島嶼国/地域がグローバリゼーションの中、どのようにアイデンティティを保持、確立するかについて論じています。
Baldacchino, G. (2017) Self-determinable development of small islands [Book Review]. International journal of Okinawan studies 8(12), 43-47
Kizos, T. (2016) Self-determinable development of small islands [Book Review]. Island Studies Journal, 11(2), 739-742
This book aims to clarify the present situation of the relations between small island countries and territories on the one hand and the great powers, mainland areas, and mega-islands on the other, and explores how small island countries and territories preserve and build their identity under globalization. This book is divided into five parts. The first part presents papers on issues that are related to Okinawa: the American military presence, the formation of a global human network, and the history of and language revitalization in Okinawa. The second part includes papers on security in East Asia and the Pacific Region: the history of and present issues in international relations within the South and East China Sea areas. The third part presents papers on economic issues and social developments on small islands. The fourth part deals with ocean policies and marine resource management in the Pacific Region by the United States, Australia, and Japan. Finally, the fifth part presents papers on the revitalization of three indigenous languages. All the chapters of the book are based on the achievements of the research project “Towards New Island Studies: The Ryukyus as an academic node between East Asia and Oceania” conducted by the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. This 5-year project was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and aimed to contribute academically to the creation of sustainable and self-determinable societies in small island regions. This work will be extremely useful and informative for readers in small island countries and territories and for researchers who are interested in small island issues to understand the current situation and who wish to consider effectual and feasible solutions.