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Anno Tadashi

  (安野 正士)

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Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
(Concurrent)Chairperson of the Department of Liberal Arts
(Concurrent)Director of the Institute of International Relations
教養学士(The University of Tokyo)
M.A.(Political Science)(University of California,Berkeley)
Ph.D.(Political Science)(University of California,Berkeley)

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I study international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on the problems of nationalism and national identity, especially in Russia and Japan. So far, my research has focused on the process of formation of national identities and their impact on foreign policy. More recently, I have broadened my interest to include how “globalization” is transforming nationalism as the constitutive principle of political communities. I teach the following classes to undergraduates and master-level students: 1) Introduction to IR, 2) IR theory, 3) Japanese foreign policy, 4) comparative politics of post-communist states, 5) nationalism, citizenship, and democracy in Japan, and 6) regional security in Northeast Asia.

(Subject of research)
Revision and publication of Ph.D. dissertation (UC Berkeley, 1999) entitled "The Liberal World Order and Its Challengers: Nationalism and the Rise of Anti-Systemic Movements in Russia and Japan”
Globalization and the Transformation of Russian national identity
Japan's Responses to the Liberal International Order: 1920's and 1990's

Major Papers

  • Tadashi Anno
    SIIR Working Paper Series, (4), Sep, 2021  Lead author
  • Tadashi Anno
    Security cooperation between Japan and Australia over the last several decades has been largely underpinned by common factors and interests in the international system. As with most bilateral relationships, however, cooperation has also been encouraged by domestic forces in both countries. The prevailing forces that characterised Japanese foreign policy in the postwar era were the politically and constitutionally entrenched pacifist norm, the powerful position of the bureaucracy relative to a powerful yet fragmented bureaucracy coupled with weak political leadership, and exceptional longevity of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government during their tenure in power from 1955 to 2009. These characteristic features of Japanese foreign policy also had particular implications for Australia-Japan relations. Concordantly, evolutions in Japanese politics since the end of the cold war have altered the environment in which policy towards Australia and the region is formulated. This article examines how Australia-Japan security cooperation has been affected by the erosion of intense pacifism towards 'normalisation', the assertion of greater power and leadership of the executive over the bureaucracy, and the historic defeat of the LDP government in 2009 leading to the ascension of the Democratic Party of Japan. It concludes that although changes in Japanese politics have not significantly challenged or bolstered security cooperation between Japan and Australia, those changes have proven too limited to significantly strengthen Japan's position in an increasingly volatile region.
    Thesis (Ph. D. in Political Science)--University of California, Berkeley, Dec 16, 1999  

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