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

Faculty of Liberal Arts
Courses No Title 2021 Semester Offered
POL321 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Spring
POL201
THEORIES AND THEMES OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
Autumn
POL305
MODERN WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY
Autumn
POL301 CLASSICAL WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY Not Offered
POL422
COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACIES
Not Offered
Graduate Program in Global Studies
 
Courses No Title 2021 Semester Offered
AG502Z COMPARATIVE POLITICS Spring
AG504Z DEMOCRACY IN GLOBALIZATION Autumn
AG702Z ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS Spring
AG703Z ADVANCED STUDIES IN DEMOCRACY IN GLOBALIZATION Autumn