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Research

Research Interests

Comparative politics, empirical democratic theory, developing democracies, political institutions, accountability and transparency, Southeast Asian politics, Philippine politics

Working Papers

“Peril of Parliamentarism? Executive-Legislative Relations and the Transition to Democracy from Electoral Authoritarian Rule,” with Masaaki Higashijima, Paper prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Political Science Association, Waseda University, Tokyo, October 11-12, 2014.

“Malapportionment in Comparative Perspective,” with Yuta Kamahara, Paper prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, September 30-October 1st, 2014.

“Malapportionment and the Judiciary: Cross-national analyses and the Cases of Korea and Malaysia,” Paper prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Comparative Politics Association, University of Tokyo, June 29th, 2014.

Publications

Books

Books
Comparative Politics, Kyoto: Minerva Publishing, 2014 (in Japanese). 

(book editor) Presidents, Assemblies, and Policy Making in Asia, London: Palgrave-MacMillan (2013).

(book editor) Comparative Politics of Asian Presidents, Kyoto: Minerva Publishing, 2010 (in Japanese).

(book editor) Politics of Change in the Philippines (co-edited with Nathan Quimpo), Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2010.

Presidential Bandwagon: Parties and Party Systems in the Philippines, Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2008.

(book editor) Comparative Politics of Civil Society (co-edited with Yoshiaki Kobayashi and Hiroshi Tomita), Tokyo, Japan: Keio University Press, 2007 (in Japanese).

Articles in Academic Journals

“Towards a Comparative Analysis of President-Assembly Relations in Asia,” Hougaku Kenkyu, 82-7:63-81, 2009 (in Japanese).

“Much Ado about Nothing?: Clan Politics and Term Limit in the Philippines,” Keio Journal of Politics, 14:67-83, 2009.

“The Nationalization of Party Systems: Conceptual Issues and Alternative District-Focused Measures,”(with Johannes Moenius) Electoral Studies, 27-1:126-135, 2008.

“Explaining Party-Linkage Variation in the Philippines,” Keio Journal of Politics, 13: 41-61, 2008.

“Presidentialism and Legislative Party System Formation: the Philippines as a Crucial Case,” Hougaku Kenkyu, 79-8: 87-110, 2006.

“Patronage of the Past and Future: Legislators’ Decision to Impeach President Estrada of the Philippines,” The Pacific Review,18-4: 521-540, 2005.

“Measuring Party Linkage across Districts: Some Party System Inflation Indices and their Properties,” with Johannes Moenius, Party Politics, 10-5: 543-564, 2004.

“A Guide to the Constitutional Structures and Electoral Systems of East, South, and Southeast Asia,” with Allen Hicken, Electoral Studies, 2003, 22:121-151.

“The ‘Failure’ of Agrarian Reform in Transitional Democracy, the Philippines, 1986-1992,” Institute of Social Studies Working Paper Series, No. 194, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands, 1994.

Articles in Edited Volumes

Articles in Edited Books
“A Framework for Analyzing Presidential-Legislative Relations in Asia” in Yuko Kasuya ed., Presidents, Assemblies, and Policy Making in Asia, London: Palgrave-MacMillan (2013).

“Afghanistan’s Strong President and Weak Parties” (with John Kendall) in Yuko Kasuya ed., Presidents, Assemblies, and Policy Making in Asia, London: Palgrave-MacMillan (2013).

“Democratic Consolidation in the Philippines: Who Supports Extra-Constitutional Government Change?” in Yuko Kasuya and Nathan Quimpo eds., Politics of Change in the Philippines, Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2010.

“A Comparative Framework for Analyzing Asian Presidents,” in Yuko Kasuya ed., Comparative Politics of Asian Presidents, Kyoto: Minerva Publishing, 2010 (in Japanese).

“Civicness in Comparative Politics,” in Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Tomita, and Yuko Kasuya eds., Comparative Politics of Civil Society, Tokyo, Japan: Keio University Press, 2007 (in Japanese).

“Democratic Consolidation and Extra-Constitutional Government Change in the Philippines,” in Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Tomita, and Yuko Kasuya eds., Comparative Politics of Civil Society, Tokyo, Japan: Keio University Press, 2007(in Japanese).

“Weak Institutions and Strong Movements: the Case of Estrada’s Impeachment in the Philippines,” in Jody Baumgartner and Naoko Kada eds., Checking Executive Power: Presidential Impeachment in Comparative Perspective, Praeager, 2003.

“Models of Democratic Regime and their Application to Asian Countries,” in Asia and Democracy, Tokyo, Japan: Institute of Developing Economies, 1998 (in Japanese).

Working Papers
“Transparency and Technology: Access to Information Laws and Beyond,” (co-authored with S. Vivek and Munyema Hassan), working paper, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, 2012.

Book Reviews and Short Essays
“(book review) Presidentialism in Japan’s Local Governments” in Leviathan, 51: 185-188 2012 (in Japanese).

“State-building in Developing Countries” in World Trend, Institute of Developing Economies, 190:29-32, 2011 (in Japanese).

“(book review) Thinking about Democracy by Arend Lijphart (Routledge, 2008), Senkyo Kenkyu, 24-2:118-119(in Japanese).

“Democracy Promotion Foreign Assistance and Japan’s ODA,” Shanshokuki, 727:15-20, 2008 (in Japanese).

“Elections in Asia: Philippine’s “Unusual” Mixed System,” Senkyo Kenkyu, 23: 148-150, 2008 (in Japanese).

“(book review) Crony Capitalism by David Kang (Cambridge University Press, 2002),” Japanese Journal of Political Science, 4-1: 161-164, 2003.

“(book review) Booty Capitalism by Paul Hutchcroft (Cornell University Press, 1998),” Kokka Gakkai Zasshi, 113-3/4, 2000 (in Japanese).