Japanese Studies | J-Talks – Japan’s Democracy: Idiosyncrasies and Workings, or How Japan’s Democracy Really Works – School of Languages and Cultures Japanese Studies | J-Talks – Japan’s Democracy: Idiosyncrasies and Workings, or How Japan’s Democracy Really Works – School of Languages and Cultures

Japanese Studies | J-Talks – Japan’s Democracy: Idiosyncrasies and Workings, or How Japan’s Democracy Really Works

Japanese Studies presents J-talks @ Sydney_Uni

Japan’s Democracy: Idiosyncrasies and Workings, or How Japan’s Democracy Really Works
Professor Guibourg Delamotte (French Institute of Oriental Studies & French Research Institute on East Asia)

Thursday 27 April 2023, 5-6pm (followed by Q&A)

In-person: contact Dr Matthew Shores for venue info (matthew.shores@sydney.edu.au)
Online: Join via Zoom (ID: 84861931686)

Abstract

Japan’s parliamentary culture, constitutional workings and domestic politics have much in common with those of other democracies. They also differ in many respects. Based on academic research on Japanese democracy, the talk will highlight some idiosyncracies of the Japanese political system, some imperfections of its democracy—but emphasise how democratic Japan is. It has in particular shown an ability to reform.

About the speaker

Headshot of Dr Guibourg Delamotte

A French and Australian dual citizen, Guibourg Delamotte is Professor of Political Science at the Japanese studies department of the French Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco, Paris), where she has had tenure since 2010, and a Research Fellow with the French Research Institute on East Asia (Inalco, UPC, CNRS). In 2021-2022, she was invited by Tokyo College (attached to the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, RCAST). Her fields of research are Japan’s domestic politics and international relations.

She obtained her Habilitation to supervise research from Sciences Po (with a dissertation on Japan’s democracy), her PhD in Political Studies (on Japan’s defence policy) from Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). Prior to this, she read Law at the University of Oxford and Paris 2-Panthéon-Assas, Japanese at Inalco, International Relations at SciencesPo Paris (BA and M).

She recently published Le Japon, un leader discret, Eyrolles 2023, and La Démocratie japonaise, singulière et universelle, ENS Ed. 2022. She coedited (with J. Brown and R. Dujarric) The Abe Legacy. How Japan has been shaped by Abe Shinzô, Lexington, 2021;  Géopolitique et géoéconomie du monde contemporain. Conflits et puissances (with C. Tellenne), La Découverte, 2021; Le Monde vu du Japon (CNRS ed., 2019); Japan’s World Power. Assessment, vision and outlook (Routledge, 2017). Her PhD dissertation (La Politique de défense du Japon) was published by Presses universitaires de France (2010).

Dr Ansart carries out research on Japanese and East Asian intellectual history, focusing particularly on the political theories of Japanese Confucian thinkers of 18th century. He lectures on early modern Japanese history, the Tokugawa period, as well as social and political issues of contemporary Japan.

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Date

Apr 27 2023
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Time

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

The University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2006

Organizer

Japanese Studies
Website
http://sydney.edu.au/arts/japanese

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