MELLET, Xavier

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MELLET, Xavier
Waseda University
School of International Liberal Studies
Job title
Assistant Professor
PhD in political science(SciencesPo Paris)

Research Areas

  • Politics / Politics / Populism studies
  • Area studies / Area studies / Japanese domestic politics
  • Area studies / Area studies / French domestic politics
  • Politics / Politics / Election campaigning

Academic & Professional Experience

Sep 2017
Assistant Professor, Waseda University, School of International Liberal Studies (SILS)
Sep 2010
Dec 2016
PhD candidate & lecturer, SciencesPo Paris, Center of international research (Centre de recherches internationales, CERI)


Sep 2005
Jun 2010
Research in Comparative Politics (Asia), SciencesPo Paris

Published Papers

“The ‘Bayrou moment’ as a mediatic bubble during the 2007 presidential election” (in French: “Le ‘moment Bayrou’ comme bulle médiatique lors de l’élection présidentielle de 2007”)
MELLET, Xavier
Mots. Les langages du politique      2019   [Refereed]
“Abe Shinzō, Prime minister of a sick democracy” (in French: “Shinzō Abe, Premier ministre d’une démocratie malade”)
MELLET, Xavier
(198)    Jan 2018
“The mediatic composition of populisms. A Japan-France comparison” (in French: “La composition médiatique des populismes. Une comparaison France-Japon”).
MELLET, Xavier
SciencesPo Paris      Dec 2016   [Refereed]

Books etc

Japan in the world (in French: Le Japon dans le monde)
MELLET, Xavier (Part:Contributor)
CNRS Editions   2019   
“The relationship between religion and nationalism in Japan, in the context of a potential constitutional amendment concerning military forces” (in French: “Le rapport entre religion et nationalisme dans le contexte de l’amendement possible de la Constitu
MELLET, Xavier
International observatory of religious phenomena (Observatoire international du religieux),   Feb 2018   
Asian Yearbook 2015-2016 (in French: Annuaire Asie 2015-2016)
MELLET, Xavier (Part:Contributor)
La documentation française   May 2016   
Asian Yearbook 2014-2015 (in French: Annuaire Asie 2014-2015)
MELLET, Xavier (Part:Contributor)
La documentation française   Apr 2015   

Conference Activities & Talks

Populism and Negative Messages in French Politics Since 2017: How to Take Advantage of Political Distrust [Invited]
MELLET, Xavier
Workshop at Waseda University on “Invectivity: A New Paradigm in Cultural Studies?”   1 Apr 2019   
“Abe Shinzō, the new strong man of Japan. Political stabilization and ambiguous populism in Japanese politics since 2012” (in French: “Abe Shinzō, nouvel homme fort du Japon. Stabilisation politique et populisme ambigu depuis 2012”)
MELLET, Xavier
Symposium of the SciencesPo Paris research group on “new demagogues”   28 Nov 2018   
Teaching methods and academic personality, from SciencesPo Paris to Waseda SILS
MELLET, Xavier
APM Symposium “International identities, plurilinguism and comparatism in higher education: an interdisciplinary perspective”, School of International Liberal Studies (Waseda University)   18 Jun 2018   
Nationalism and communication style in France and Japan
MELLET, Xavier
EU-Japan Forum (Free University of Brussels)   12 Mar 2018   
Populism and the Crisis of Democracy in France and Japan
MELLET, Xavier
Maison franco-japonaise, Lunch Seminar, Tōkyō   9 Feb 2018   
Populism against populism: Emmanuel Macron’s centrist victory in the 2017 French Presidential election
MELLET, Xavier
Waseda University international conference, “West-European politics in 2017”   11 Jan 2018   
“Role and efficiency of political communication under the second Abe government: lessons from the Koizumi moment” (in French: “Rôle et efficacité de la communication politique sous le second mandat d'Abe Shinzō : les leçons du moment Koizumi”)
MELLET, Xavier
”), 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (Paris)   Jun 2017   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Research Fellowship
Canon Foundation in Europe: 
Project Year: Sep 2011 - Dec 2012    Investigator(s): MELLET, Xavier