Kenneth Mori McElwain
|Division||Department of Comparative Contemporary Politics|
|Research fields||Political Institutions, Public Opinion|
Teaching and Research Appointments
|1999||AB, Princeton University|
|2005||PhD, Stanford University|
|2005 - 2006||Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University|
|2006 - 2008||Lecturer, Stanford University|
|2008 - 2015||Assistant Professor, University of Michigan|
|2015 - 2019||Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo|
|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
- “When Candidates Are More Polarised than Voters: Constitutional Revision in Japan." European Political Science. 2020.
- “The Perils and Virtues of Constitutional Flexibility: Japan’s Constitution and the Liberal International Order." In Y. Funabashi and J. Ikenberry (Eds). The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order. Brookings Institution Press. 2020, pp 303-323.
- “Japan and the Liberal International Order: A Survey Experiment." In Y. Funabashi and J. Ikenberry (Eds). The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order. Brookings Institution Press. 2020, pp 359-376 (With Adam P. Liff.)
- “Constitutional Revision in the 2017 Election”, In Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner, and Daniel Smith, eds. Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
- “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.
- “Parties and Elections”. In J. Babb (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies. London: SAGE Publications. 2014, pp. 367-391.
- “What's Unique about Japan's Constitution? A Comparative and Historical Analysis”. (with Christian Winkler) Journal of Japanese Studies, 41(2), 2015.
- “The Nationalization of Japanese Elections”. Journal of East Asian Studies, 12(3), 2012, pp. 323-350.
- “Party Democratization and the Salience of Party Leaders”. (with Michio Umeda) Journal of Social Science (Shakai Kagaku Kenkyu), 62(1), 2011, pp. 173-193.
- 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.
- “Manipulating Electoral Rules to Manufacture Single Party Dominance”. American Journal of Political Science, 52(1), 2008, pp. 32-47.
|Graduate School of Law and Politics,
The University of Tokyo
|Field Seminar: Comparative Politics|