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FY 2011/2012 Research Topic: 1-11
The Role of Judges and Judicialization of Asia


Many Asian countries have experienced a rapid expansion of judicial review in the last two decades. Why has such judicial review expanded in Asia, and how does it influence politics and public policy making? This study focuses on the role of judges in the expansion of judicial review.


April 2011 - March 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] IMAIZUMI Shinya
[ Co-researchers ] CHIBANA Izumi
SUZUKI Ken (Professor, Hokkaido University School of Law)
(Professor, University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Law)
ASANO Noriyuki (Associate Professor, Osaka Ohtani University)
SHIMADA Yuzuru (Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development)


  • 1st year: Interim Report
  • 2nd year: IDE Research Series