Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email:
knakano[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4022
Office: 10-528
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

  • Nakano Kōichi and Sophia 21st Century COE Program eds. 2006. Yasukuni to Mukiau(Facing up to Yasukuni). Tokyo: Mekong Publishing. 419 pages.

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
POL301
CLASSICAL WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY
Autumn
POL305
MODERN WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY
Not Offered
POL321
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Spring