Comparative Politics, Japanese Politics, and Political Theory.
B.A., University of Oxford
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
My research focuses on a variety of issues of contemporary Japanese politics from comparative, historical, and philosophical perspectives, including globalization and nationalism; the Yasukuni problem; language, media and politics; amakudari and administrative reform in Japan; decentralization; and the cross-national transfer of policy ideas. I also have a keen interest in the politics of Britain, France, other western European countries, and the EU. I teach a range of courses in the field of comparative politics, Japanese politics, and political theory, and as I do so, I strive to connect the normative and conceptual analyses with empirical studies of political phenomena.
Koichi Nakano. 2010. Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France: When the Opposition Governs.Abingdon:Routledge. xiv + 155 pages.
Nakano Kōichi and Kishikawa Takeshi eds. 2008. Gurōbaruna Kihan/Rōkaruna Seiji: Minshushugi no Yukue (The Politics of Global Norms: Whither Democracy?) Tokyo: Sophia University Press.viii + 245 pages.
Nakano Kōichi and Sophia 21st Century COE Program eds. 2006. Yasukuni to Mukiau (Facing up to Yasukuni). Tokyo: Mekong Publishing. 419 pages.
Koichi Nakano. 2006. “‘Democratic Government’ and the Left” in RikkiKersten and David Williams,eds. The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy: Essays in Honour of J.A.A. Stockwin.London: Routledge, 2006), chapter 5, pp. 82-96.
Koichi Nakano. 2004. “Cross-National Transfer of Policy Ideas: Agencification in Britain and Japan” Governance.vol. 17, no. 2 (April 2004). pp. 169-188.
- Office Hours (Spring):
- Thurs 2:00-3:30
- Office Hours (Autumn):
- Thurs 2:00-3:30