Ken Victor Leonard HIJINO, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University
SDM is looking around, breaking down,
building up and making right.
Comparative political institutions, party organization theory, comparative systems of local politics and local democracy
Wesleyan University BA (2000) , Financial Times Tokyo correspondent, freelance translator, Cambridge University Faculty of Oriental Studies MPhil (2006) PhD (2009), JSPS Post-doctoral fellow, Guest researcher at Osaka City University
- Organizational dynamics between political party headquarters, local branches, and territorial parties in multi-level systems.
- Institutional and cultural constraints (determinants) shaping the formation, behaviour, and function of party systems locally and nationally.
- Territorial parties and local representation
- Nested systems
- HIJINO, Ken Victor L. "Liabilities of Partisan Labels: Independents in Japanese Local Elections." Social Science Japan Journal 16.1 (2013): 63-85.
- Hijino, Ken Victor Leonard. "Delinking National and Local Party Systems: New Parties in Japanese Local Elections." Journal of East Asian Studies 13.1 (2013): 107-135.
- Hijino, Ken Victor Leonard. "Intra-party conflicts over gubernatorial campaigns in Japan: Delegation or franchise?." Party Politics (2012).
- "Decentralisation without Democracy: Assembly Failure in Japanese Municipalities"
PhD Dissertation, Cambridge University, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Approved November 2009)
- “In Osaka, the ManWho Should Be King.”
Wall Street Journal. May 1st, 2012
- “Japan’s Future Lies in the Provinces”
Wall Street Journal. September 8th, 2010
- American Political Science Association
- British Association of Japanese Studies
- Japan Society for Public Administration
- Kansai Gyosei Kenkyukai
- Socio-Critical System Laboratory (SCS)
- Comparative Political Systems Laboratory