Kenneth Mori McElwain
|Division||Department of Comparative Contemporary Politics|
|Research fields||Political Institutions, Public Opinion|
|Sabbatical leave: Aug 2018 - Aug 2019|
Teaching and Research Appointments
|June 2015 - March 2019||Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo|
|April 2019 -||Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo|
Topics of research
- 1Comparative Constitutional Design
- 2Public Opinion and Partisanship in Japan
- 3Determinants of Party Manifestos
Publications (2014- )
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- “What's Unique about Japan's Constitution? A Comparative and Historical Analysis”. (with Christian Winkler) Journal of Japanese Studies, 41(2), 2015.
- “Parties and Elections”. In J. Babb (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies. London: SAGE Publications. 2014, pp. 367-391.
- “Party System Institutionalization in Japan”. In A. Hicken & E. Kuhonta (Eds.), Reexamining Party System Institutionalization through Asian Lenses. Cambridge University Press. 2014, pp. 74-107.
Selected publications ( -2013)
- “Manipulating Electoral Rules to Manufacture Single Party Dominance”. American Journal of Political Science, 52(1), 2008, pp. 32-47.
- Political Change in Japan: Electoral Behavior, Party Realignment, and the Koizumi Reforms. (Co-Edited Steven R. Reed and Kay Shimizu) Palo Alto: Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. 2009.
- “Party Democratization and the Salience of Party Leaders”. (with Michio Umeda) Journal of Social Science (Shakai Kagaku Kenkyu), 62(1), 2011, pp. 173-193.
- “The Nationalization of Japanese Elections”. Journal of East Asian Studies, 12(3), 2012, pp. 323-350.
Educational Activities in 2015
|Graduate School of Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo||Comparative Constitutional Design|