Research Activities

Research Projects 2023

Preparing a textbook for Latin America societies in the 21st century


In recent years, as we enter the 21st century, Latin American societies have seen changes in the nature of problems that have existed for some time, the emergence of new problems, and the focus of attention on issues that are different from those of the past. Because of the geographic breadth and diversity of the Latin American region, the situation of these issues and topics differs from country to country and region to region, but there are some common realities and trends that can be discerned.

The group aims to create a textbook explaining social issues in Latin America that have become prominent in the 21st century, primarily for undergraduate students at universities with courses on "Latin American Societies". It is envisioned that the topics covered will be explained based on theories, concepts and terminology, surveys of previous research, and case studies in each project member's area of expertise, and that data and other information will be used at a level that can be understood mainly by first and second year undergraduate students.


April 2023 - March 2025

Role Member
[ Organizer ] Konta, Ryohei
[ Co-researcher ] Usami, Koichi(Doshisha University Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Suzuki, Shigeru(Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Sendai, Yuichi(Teikyo University Associate Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Okuda, Wakana(Kanda University of International Studies Associate Professr)
[ Co-researcher ] Kobayashi, Takanori(Senshu University Associate Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Watabe, Nana(Waseda University Invited Researcher)

*Affiliations are as of April 2023.

Expected Outcome
  • Book published by IDE (Japanese)