TSUBURA Machiko

TSUBURA Machiko

African Studies Group, Area Studies Center

Research Field:
Tanzanian politics, comparative politics, development studies

Education / Research Experience

Education:
BA Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2001
MA International Development Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 2003
MA Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2009
PhD Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2014
Professional Career:
Programme Associate, Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Development Programme, 2004-2005
Researcher/Advisor, Economic Cooperation Division, Embassy of Japan in Tanzania, 2005-2008
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2013
Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014-2015
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2015-
Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, 2016-

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Membership of Academic Societies

Japan Association for African Studies, African Studies Association of the UK, American Political Science Association

Machiko Tsubura is Research Fellow of the African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, at the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, in Japan. Her research interests lie in governance and development in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on electoral and party politics and legislative development in Tanzania. Her PhD thesis examined the changing nature of accountability and clientelism in dominant party politics in Tanzania through an analysis of the introduction of a Constituency Development Fund, a mechanism that channels part of government budget to the constituencies of the Members of Parliament to finance small-scale development projects.

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