IMAI Kohei

IMAI Kohei

Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center

Research Field:
Turkish Studies, International Relations, International Relations of the Middle East

Education / Research Experience

Education:
B.A. in Faculty of Law (Major of Political Science), Chuo University, 2004
M.A. in Graduate School of Law (Major of Political Science), Chuo University, 2006
Ph.D. in Graduate School of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, 2011
Ph.D. in Graduate School of Law (Major of Political Science), Chuo University, 2013
Professional Career:
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD, Meiji University), 2013-2016
Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, 2016-Present
Teaching
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, 2013-2016
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Human Sciences, Toyo Gakuen University, 2014-2016
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, 2014-

Major Works

Books
  • Contemporary History of Turkey, Chuokoronsha, 2017 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey: Neoliberalism, Pro-Islam Party, and order stabilizing diplomacy" in Masaki Matsuo, Tadashi Okanouchi, and Takuro Kikkawa (eds.), The New Order in the Middle East , Minerva Shobo, 2016 (in Japanese).
  • Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy toward the Middle East: Contributing to the Construction of the Regional Order , Minerva Shobo, 2015 (in Japanese).
  • "The phenomenon of cross border Islam" in Takashi Oshimura (ed.), Cross border Politics , Hukosha, 2010 (in Japanese).
Articles
  • "Rethinking the Insulator State: Turkey's border security and the Syrian civil war", Eurasia Border Review, Vol. 7, No.1, 2017(forthcoming).
  • "Middle Eastern Contributions to International Relations Theory: Turkey as a Case Study", IDE Discussion Papers, No. 629, 2017.
  • "The Limited relationship between Turkey and China", Monthly Journal of Chinese Affairs, Vol. 70, No. 7 (No. 821), 2016 (in Japanese).
  • "Geopolitics in Turkey: Between State Theory and Critical Theory", Japan Border Review , Vol. 6, 2016 (in Japanese).
  • "Security Governance and Negative peace: The Case of Turkey’s Policy toward the Syrian Civil War", Memories of Institute of Humanities, Human, and Social Science , Ritsumeikan University, Vol. 109, 2016 (in Japanese).
  • "Does Western linkage guarantee democratization?: The case of EU Accession Process and Turkey", Kokusaiseiji (International Relations), Vol. 182, 2015 (in Japanese).
  • "Democratization Betrayed: From Democratic 'Wave' to Democratic 'Backsliding'?", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies in the Chuo University , Vol. 18, 2015 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey and the Islamic State: The Miscalculation of Davutoglu Doctrine and the Recognition Gaps between Turkey and International Community", Journal of Middle Eastern Studies , No. 522, 2015 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey's Soft Balancing Strategies against the United States: The Case of Turkey's Approach to China since 2009", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies in the Chuo University , Vol. 17, 2014 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey's Mediation Policies toward the Middle East", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Social Science in the Chuo University , Vol.17 , 2013 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey's Flocking and U.S. Offshore Balancing: Reaching a Consensus on the Middle East Unrest", Kaigai Jijo: Journal of World Affairs , Vol.61, No. 7/8, 2013 (in Japanese).
  • "The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Turkish Foreign Policy", Journal of Middle Eastern Studies , No. 516, 2013 (in Japanese).
  • "Theory and Practice of the Davutoglu Doctrine: A Case Study on the Turkish-Syrian Relations", Kaigai Jijo: Journal of World Affairs , Vol.60, No. 9, 2013 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkey's Norm Diffusion Policies toward the Middle East: Turkey's Role of Norm Entrepreneur and Norm Transmitter", The Turkish Yearbook of International Relations , Vol.42, 2012.
  • "Turkish Foreign Policy toward Eurasia in the post-Cold War Period: From the Perspective of Security Community", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies in the Chuo University , Vol. 15, 2012 (in Japanese).
  • "International Relations Theory in the Middle East: Transformation from 'Eastern Question' to 'Western Question'", Hogaku Shinpo , Vol.118, No. 11/12, 2012 (in Japanese).
  • "Civilizational approaches in International Relations: A Case Study on Turkey", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Social Science in the Chuo University , Vol.15 , 2011 (in Japanese).
  • "Explaining and Understanding Foreign Policy Analysis", Hogaku Shinpo , Vol.115, 2009 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkish Politics at the Crossroad: Power Struggle between AKP and Secularists, and PKK issue", Kaigai Jijo: Journal of World Affairs , Vol.56, No. 5, 2008 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkish-U.S. Relationships in the Middle East: Function and Limitation of Middle Power", Kokusaiseiji (International Relations), Vol.150, No. 7/8, 2007 (in Japanese).
  • "Turkish–U.S. Security Relationships in the post-Cold War era: The case of Kurdish Issues in the Northern Iraq", The Annual Bulletin of the Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies in the Chuo University , 2007, Vol.10 (in Japanese).

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies

The Japan Association of International Relations (JAIR)
Japan Association for Middle East Studies (JAMES)
Japan Association for International Security (JAIS)
Japan Association for Comparative Politics (JACP)
The European International Studies Association (EISA)
The International Political Science Association (IPSA)
The International Studies Association (ISA)
The Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

E-mail

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