(Last updated : 2024-03-14 19:04:30)
  KIKKAWA Takuro
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 2000/04~2003/03 〔Doctorial Course〕 Comparative Politics, International Relations, Graduate School Division of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Accomplished credits for doctoral program
2. 2004/03/31
Degree Acquisition
Ritsumeikan University, PhD in International Relations
3. 〔Master Course〕, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Completed, Master of Science
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: I am interested in the study of political science at all levels from local to international. My current research interest focuses on the Middle East and social activism occurring there. I hope that my excitement for this area of research is contagious. Message to graduate school students: Professional thesis writing is craftwork. It’s hard work but it could be your greatest asset. Here we study comparative politics with interdisciplinary methods. If you are interested in this, please join us.
■ Current specialized field
Politics, Area Studies, International Relations 
■ Books and theses
1. 2024/03 Article Middle East Public Opinion Survey: Lebanon 2024  12,pp.1-11 (Collaboration) 
2. 2023/12/20 Article How Neighbours Perceive the Israeli-Gaza War: The Case of Jordan  pp.49-54 (Single) 
3. 2023/07 Article Middle East Public Opinion Survey: Jordan 2023  11,pp.1-23 (Collaboration) 
4. 2021/05/01 Article “Regime Security in Jordan Revisited: New Challenges to the Monarchy’s Resilience after the Arab Spring” Contemporary Review of the Middle East 8(3),pp.290-306 (Single) 
5. 2020/12/20 Book Politics, military affairs and social movements in Jordan: Regime-security frameworks for the survival of the kingdom   (Single) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2010/09 International Studies Association
2. 2020/02~ Middle East Studies Association
3. 2005/04 Japan Association for Comparative Politics
4. 2003/04 Japan Association for Middle East Studies
■ Conference presentations
1. 2023/06/01 “Structures and networks of political corruption in Jordan: privatisation, new elite networks and constitutional reform as corruption-enhancing factors” (25th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association International Congress)
2. 2022/10/29 Undermining the power of parliament and the people in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan? A new constitutional amendment plan and its political impact (日本国際政治学会2022年度研究大会)
3. 2022/05/05 “Japan’s humanitarian aid toward Jordan and the transformation of aid identities and practices in the new security challenges” (OBIC Conference 2022)
4. 2020/10/15 Regime Security in Jordan revisited: the new challenges to the monarchy’s resilience after the Arab Spring (Middle East Studies Association 54th Annual Meeting)
5. 2020/09/11 The multi-layered struggle over Islamism during the Arab Spring: An analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (4th Annual International Conference on Social Sciences (AICSS))
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2017~2019  Monarchical States' Resilience in the Middle East  (Key Word : Monarchy, Middle East, resilience, authoritarianism, Islam)
2. 2009  Politics and social movements in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  (Key Word : Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Middle East, Arab, politics)
3. 2005  Qatar's political system and foreign relations  (Key Word : Qatar)
4. 2009~2010  Audio visual material in the field of social science  (Key Word : social science, audio visual material, pedagogy)
5. 2019~2021  Jordanian politics and tribal society: Fieldwork-based research on politics, society, and economies in the south  (Key Word : )
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■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2017/04/01 Comparative Culture
2. 2015/04/01 Comparative Politics and Government
3. 2012/04/01 Identity and Politics
4. 2009/10/01 Ethnicity and Nationalism
5. 2009/04/01~2013/09/30 Introduction to Political Science
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