NAKANO Koichi

中野 晃一
Professor
Comparative Politics, Japanese Politics, and Political Theory.
B.A., University of Tokyo
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.

Selected Publications:

Books
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.

Book Chapters
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.

Journal Articles
Koichi Nakano. 2004. “Cross-National Transfer of Policy Ideas: Agencification in Britain and Japan” Governance.vol. 17, no. 2 (April 2004). pp. 169-188.

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2016 Semester Offered
POL301 CLASSICAL WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY Autumn
POL422 COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRASIES Spring
POL321 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Spring
POL305 MODERN WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY Not Offered
POL201 THEORIES AND THEMES OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICS Autumn
Tel:
03-3238-4022
Email:
knakano@sophia.ac.jp
Office:
10-528