“You see, loneliness is the price we have to pay for being born in this modern age, so full of freedom, independence, and our own egoistical selves.”
- Natsume Sōseki, Kokoro-
PROF. MOTOSHI SUZUKI
I'm a professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
MY LATEST RESEARCH OUTPUTS
Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan, Edward Elgar, April, 2016.
Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan illuminates Japan’s contemporary and historical struggle to adjust policy and the institutional architecture of government to an evolving global order. This focused and scholarly study identifies that key to this difficulty is a structural tendency towards central political command, which reduces the country’s capacity to follow a subtle allocation of authority that ensures political leadership remains robust and non-dictatorial. The author argues that it is essential for a globalizing state to incorporate opposition parties and trans-governmental networks into policy-making processes. Providing an in-depth analysis of the theories of institutional change, this book introduces readers to a wealth of perspectives and counterarguments concerning analysis of political decision-making and policy adjustment on both the national and international scale.
Games of Conflict and Cooperation in Asia, Springer,
edited by Motoshi Suzuki andAkira Okada,
Professor, Institute of Economic Studies