HIJINO Ken Victor LeonardiqWm@P
My current research program seeks to apply discursive ideational analysis on the policy domain of local government reform and interstate territorial
inequalities. In particular, the research will focus on three key questions: 1) what are the normative ideas of decentralization/territorial
inequality and where do they originate? 2) how are they transmitted to the public through a communicative discourse? and 3) when and how do these
ideas affect policy-making? Through comparative investigation, the research seeks to identify the conditions in which ideas interact with interests
and institutions leading to regional policies (including decentralization). I have been developing comparative research in three parliamentary,
unitary states including Japan, UK (England) and Sweden this past year.
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1. Hijino, KVL Intra-party conflicts over gubernatorial campaigns in Japan: Delegation or franchise?" Party Politics (2012).@Published online first: April 11th, 2012
2. Hijino, KVL. "Liabilities of Partisan Labels: Independents in Japanese Local Elections." Social Science Japan Journal 16.1 (2013): 63-85.
3. Hijino, KVL "Delinking National and Local Party Systems: New Parties in Japanese Local Elections." Journal of East Asian Studies 13.1 (2013): 107-135.