Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2013/04~2017/03
Research Topic Comparative Empirical Studies on regime changes in the Middle East and Latin America: Political Parties, Military and Civil Society
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
KAKENHI Grant No. 25301016
Responsibility Research Contributor
Representative Person SUECHIKA Kota
Collaborative Researcher YASUI SHIN, SENGOKU MANABU
Details This research focused on roles of the political parties, military, and social movements in the regimes changes in the Middle East and Latin America. It is likely that the most significant determinant for the regime changes and political transition is the military; i.e. whether or not it has matured 'professionalism' and what ethnic, sectarian, class components it has. As for the social movements, conceptualization and theorization of their political outcomes for the political changes in the both regions as the social science has traditionally put significant emphasis on its formation and development instead. Therefore, this research could observe that the outcomes of the social movements in the Middle East and Latin America often seem 'unpredictable', which is not necessarily relevant to their initial objectives. Thus, the research will need more case studies for the future development of this matter.