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SATO Akira

SATO Akira
Senior Researcher, Area Studies Center

Research Field:
African Studies, African Politics.

Education / Research Experience

BA (History), Waseda University, 1991
MA (International Affairs), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1993
Ph.D (Sociology), Hitotsubashi University, 2009

Professional Career:
Researcher of African Studies, IDE, 1993-present
Visiting Research Fellow, Centre ivoirien des recherches économiques et sociales (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire), 2001-2003

Major Works

  • Dynamism and Transformation of Political Parties in New Democracies, ed. by Akira SATO, IDE, 2010. (In Japanese).
  • "Peace Process as a Recurring Scene: Continuity in Ivorian Politics under the Civil War," in Senso to Heiwa no Aida: Funso-boppatsu-go no Afurika to Kokusai-shakai (Between War and Peace: The International Society in African Peace Process), ed. by Shin'ichi TAKEUCHI, 2008, IDE, pp.91-123. (In Japanese).
  • Ruler and State: Personal Rule in Africa Reconsidered, ed. by Akira SATO, IDE, 2007. (In Japanese).
  • "Governing Association and Ideology: Reflection on the discriminative and exclusionism practice en Côte d'Ivoire," Bunka Jinrui Gaku (Cultural Anthropology) 71(1), pp.50-71, 2006. (In Japanese)
  • "Regime Change and the Game of the Few: Outcomes of the "Democratization" of Côte d'Ivoire," Ajia Keizai, 46(11-12), pp.98-125, 2005. (In Japanese)
  • "Documents coloniaux des Archives nationales de Côte d'Ivoire (ANCI)," Ajia Afurika Gengo Bunka Kenkyu (Journal of Asian and African Studies), No.66, 2002. (In Japanese)
  • "National Forum for Reconciliation of Côte d'Ivoire: Results and Prospects," Ajia Keizai, 43(5), pp.45-69, 2002. (In Japanese)
  • "Regional Inequality of Political Support for PDCI in Colonial Côte d'Ivoire," in Afurika no Seiji-Keizai Hendo to Noson Shakai (Rural Transformation in Contemporary Africa) ed. by Tsutomu TAKANE, 2001, IDE, pp.139-183. (In Japanese)
  • "The Role of Syndicat Agricole Africain (SAA) in Ivorian Independent Movement: A Critical Review," Afurika-Kenkyu (Journal of African Studies) No.56, pp.53-66,2000. (In Japanese)
  • "Reification Process of Ethnicity in 1960s Burundi," in Gendai Afurika no Funso: Rekishi to Shakai (Conflict in Africa: History and Subject), ed. by Shin'ichi TAKEUCHI, 2000, IDE, pp.183-243. (In Japanese)
  • Inverntaire de l'enseignement supérieur en Côte d'Ivoire. (Africa Research Series, No.8), Chiba: IDE, 2003. (In French)
  • L'administration locale en Côte d'Ivoire. (Africa Research Series, No.10), Chiba: IDE, 2003. (In French)

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies
Japan Association for African Studies, Japan Association for Comparative Politics, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, Japanese Political Science Association