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Lecture of Prof. Ellis Kraus (UCSD): What’s Wrong with Japan? It’s the Politics!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Public Lecture by Professor Ellis Krauss, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego, Guest Professor, DFG Research Training Group 1613 Risk and East Asia:
What’s Wrong with Japan? It’s the Politics!
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 18.15–19.45
Venue: IN-EAST, LE 736
Ellis Krauss is Professor of Japanese Politics and Policy-Making at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego. His most recent book, The Rise and Fall of Japan’s LDP: Political Party Organisations as Historical Institutions (with R. Pekkanen), 2010, University of California Press, presents an historical institutional analysis of one-party rule in Japan since 1955 and its slow demise, evident most recently with the electoral victory of the Democratic Party Japan in 2009. His recent publications also include Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia Pacific (with T.J. Pempel), Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004, which analyzes how recent trends in the Asia-Pacific over the past decade-and-a-half have reshaped the U.S.-Japan relationship. His detailed analysis of the relationship between politics, politicians and the mass media, Broadcasting Politics in Japan: NHK and Television News, Cornell University Press, 2000) is standard work on political communication and mass media in Japan, recently published in Japanese by Toyo Keizai Press.
The publications of Ellis Krauss cover a number of issues in the political scientific study of East Asia and Japan, spanning domestic politics and international relations, with recent publications in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies and the British Journal of Political Science.