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Tohoku University
Graduate School of Information Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
Twitter ID

Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2018
Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Political Studies,, The University of Michigan
Jul 2016
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
Sep 2015
Mar 2016
Post-Doctoral Max Weber Fellow, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute
Apr 2015
Jun 2016
Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies, Waseda University
Apr 2014
Jun 2014
Visiting Scholar, Department of Public Administration,, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)


Sep 2009
May 2015
(Fulbright Scholar), Department of Political Science, Michigan State University
Apr 2006
Mar 2008
Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University
Apr 2002
Mar 2006
Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Apr 2015
Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Michigan State University, Political Science Department,
Mar 2014
The Best Graduate Student Paper on Electoral Integrity, International IDEA/Electoral Integrity Project,
Jul 2008
第10回秋野豊賞, 秋野豊基金
Mar 2008
小野梓記念学術賞, 早稲田大学
Mar 2008
飯島賞, 早稲田大学政治学研究科

Published Papers

Economic Institutions and Autocratic Breakdown: Monetary Constraints and Fiscal Spending in Dominant Party Regimes
Bodea, Cristina, Calorina Garriga and Masaaki Higashijima
Journal of Politics   Forthcoming    2019   [Refereed]
Ethnic Inequality and the Strength of Ethnic Identities in Sub-Saharan Africa
Higashijima, Masaaki and Christian Houle
Political Behavior   40(4) 909-932   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Central Bank Independence and Fiscal Policy:Can the Central Bank Restrain Deficit Spending?
Bodea, Cristina and Masaaki Higashijima
British Journal of Political Science   47(1) 47-70   2017   [Refereed]
Higashijima, Masaaki and Ryo Nakai
Studies in Comparative International Development   51(2) 124-146   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Bodea, Cristina, Masaaki Higashijima and Raju Jan Singh
World Development   78 1-12   Jan 2016   [Refereed]


"Electoral Competition and Ethnic Identities in Eastern Europe
Higashijima, Masaaki and Ryo Nakai
Max Weber Programme Newsletter      Dec 2016
Central Banks and Fiscal Policy: Why Independent Central Banks Can Lead to Lower Fiscal Deficits
Bodea, Cristina and Masaaki Higashijima
London School of Economics and Political Science Blog on European Politics and Policy      Oct 2015
"Elections and Political Order: A Cross-National Analysis of Electoral Violence
Higashijima, Masaaki and Shin Toyoda
   Aug 2011

Books etc

Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades
Norris, Pippa, Richard Frank and Ferran Martinez i Coma (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 5: Can Contentious Elections Overthrow Leaders)
New York: Routledge   Aug 2015   ISBN:978-1138853034
平和構築へのアプローチ: ユーラシア紛争研究の最前線
吉田書店   Dec 2013   
民主化と選挙の比較政治学: 変革期の制度形成とその帰結
勁草書房   Mar 2013   
せめぎあう構造と制度: 体制変動の諸相
Mar 2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

The Choice of Electoral Systems in Dictatorships
The University of Michigan Comparative Politics Workshop   Dec 2018   
Election Timing in Autocracy [Invited]
Michigan State University Comparative Politics Workshop   Nov 2018   
The Historical Origins of Long-Lasting Military Dictatorships [Invited]
European Consortium for Political Research   Aug 2018   
When Does the Honeymoon End? Electoral Cycles of Democratic Satisfaction in Africa [Invited]
Pre-IPSA Workshop of Electoral Integrity Project   Jul 2018   
The Choice of Electoral Systems in Dictatorships [Invited]
Jun 2018