Dean and Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
Koichi Nakano is Dean and Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University. B.A. in Philosophy (Tokyo); B.A. in Philosophy and Politics (Oxford); and M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics (Princeton). He specializes in the comparative politics of advanced industrial democracies, particularly Japan and Europe, and in political theory. In English, he has published articles in The Journal of Japanese Studies, Asian Survey, The Pacific Review, West European Politics, Governance, and a single-authored book entitled Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France: When the Opposition Governs (Routledge, 2010), and two co-edited volumes, Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses, eds. with Mark R. Mullins (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and The Democratic Party of Japan: Challenges and Failures, eds. with Yoichi Funabashi (Routledge, 2016). In Japanese, his publication includes Ukeikasuru Nihon Seiji (Rightward Shift of Japanese Politics) (Tokyo: Iwanami Shinsho, 2015), Sengo Nihon no Kokka Hoshushugi: Naimu/Jichi Kanryo no Kiseki (Postwar State Conservatism in Japan: A Study of the Bureaucrats of the Ministry of Home Affairs) (Iwanami Shoten, 2013).