Research Activities

Research Projects

Accountability of the Legislature and Executive Branches in Arab Gulf States (2017_2_40_008)


This research project aims to determine the factor which causes different consequences regarding the accountability reforms under authoritarian regimes with incomplete political participation and actual elections to promote the realization of democratic governance or to sustain and strengthen the control by incumbents. To achieve this, we analyze the case of the Gulf Arab countries, especially Kuwait, from the viewpoint of the correlation between the "strength" of the opposition’s regulated degree of political participation and the holding of actual elections by and responsiveness of the government.


April 2017 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Ishiguro Hirotake
  • Outside Publisher-Book in English-