ISHIGURO Hirotake

ISHIGURO Hirotake

Middle Eastern Studies Group, Area Studies Center

Research Field:
Comparative Politics, Middle Eastern Politics (Gulf Studies)

Education / Research Experience

Education:
B.A. in School of Letters, Kyushu University, Mar. 1999
M.A. in Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu University, Mar. 2005
Ph.D. in Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Mar. 2011
Professional Career:
Affiliated Research Fellow, Middle East Research Institute of Japan, Nov. 2006-Mar. 2009
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Apr. 2009-Mar. 2011
Advanced Research Developer, Intercultural Research Center, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012
Part-Time Lecturer, Kobe University and Osaka International University, Apr. 2011-2012
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013
Associate Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Apr. 2013-Present
Overseas Research Fellow in Qatar/ Visiting Researcher, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Nov. 2018-Apr. 2019
Overseas Research Fellow in Qatar/ Scholar in Residence, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University Qatar, May 2019-Aug. 2019
Overseas Research Fellow in Kuwait/ Research Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Aug. 2019-Apr. 2020
Other Information:
Kuwaiti government-sponsored foreign student in Arabic for second language, Language Center, Kuwait University, Sep. 2005-Aug. 2006

Major Works

Monographs
  • Arabu Kunshusei-Kokka no Sonritsu-Kiban (The Basis of the Survival of Arab Monarchies) (ed.), Kenkyu Sosho (IDE Research Series) No. 630, Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, 2017. (in Japanese)
  • Chuto Wangan Shokoku no Minshuka to Seitou Shisutemu(Democratization and Quasi-Institutionalized Party System in the Gulf States) , Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, 2013. (in Japanese)
Articles
Working Papers and Contributions
  • "‘Vision 2030’: The Challenges of the King Salman’s Saudi Arabia," in Middle East Situations and New Regional Order (Research Report of Reality Check of Security Policy: New Security Legislation, Guidelines, and the Situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East in FY2016), ed. Ryoji Tateyama, Tokyo: The Japan Institute of International Affairs, 83-92. (in Japanese)
  • "Regional Security in the Persian Gulf: Determinants of Diplomacy-Security Behaviours of Saudi Arabia and its responses after Iran Nuclear Agreement," in Middle East Situations and New Regional Order (Research Report of Reality Check of Security Policy: New Security Legislation, Guidelines, and the Situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East in FY2015), ed. Ryoji Tateyama, Tokyo: The Japan Institute of International Affairs, 75-84. (in Japanese)
  • "Muslim brotherhoods in the Gulf countries: Political participation and its consequences in Kuwait," in Revisiting Islamism in the Middle East after the 'Arab Spring', ed. Takayuki Yokota, SIAS Working paper series No. 25, Institute of Asian Cultures-Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University, 2015.
  • "The Kingdom of Bahrain: Dilemma of the Oppositions during a Decade Process of Democratization," Makoto Mizutani (ed.), Arab Popular Revolutions (Arabu Minshu-Kakumei wo Kangaeru) . Tokyo: Kokushokankokai, 204-217, 2011. (in Japanese)

Research Project / Competitive Research Grant

  • "Accountability Reform over the Changing Allocation Policies in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparative Study in the Middle East." Principal Investigator of the Research Project of KAKENHI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (Project No.19H01454), 2019- 2022
  • "Transformation and Revival of the Legitimacy in Modern Arab Monarchies in Rivalry with Islamism." Principal Investigator of ILCAA-UTFS Joint Research Project, 2019-2022
  • "The Role of Judiciary in the Process of Democratization in the Middle East and Islamic Countries." Principal Investigator of the Research Project of KAKENHI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (Project No.15H03318), 2015-2019
  • "The Basis of the Survival of Arab Monarchies." Principal Investigator of the Research Project of IDE-JETRO (Project No. FY2014 C-11/ FY2015 C-4), 2014-2015
  • "The Role of Parliament for Governance Improvement in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparative Studies on the Gulf Monarchies." Principal Investigator of the Research Project of KAKENHI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (Project No.24730115), 2012-2015

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies
Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, Middle East Studies Association, International Political Science Association, Japan Association of International Relations, Japanese Political Science Association, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, Japan Association for Comparative Politics, Japan Association of the Middle East Studies.
E-mail

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