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Kwansei Gakuin University
School of Policy Studies Department of International Studies
Job title
Associate Professor
MA in Political Behaviour(University of Essex)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Kwansei Gakuin University
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Kwansei Gakuin University


Apr 2008
Mar 2011
Graduate School, Division of Law, Kyoto University
Oct 2006
Sep 2007
MA course in Political Behaviour, Department of Government, University of Essex
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
Osaka University
Apr 1999
Mar 2003
Faculty of Theology, Doshisha University

Published Papers

[Research Notes] Government Distribution Politics and Public Opinion in Developed Countries: The Guns–Butter Ratio Matters
Journal of Policy Studies   58    2019
Despite many scholars having a strong interest in determining whether the “guns versus butter trade-off” or the “guns yield butter” of government decision making is more valid, identifi- cation of the factors that determine resource allocation for...
70 109-128   2018   [Invited]
In order to obtain voters’ sociotropic economic evaluations during election surveys in Japan, a question worded “how are the overall business conditions [keiki] at the present time in Japan?” has long been used. The question could instead ask for ...
Hanako Ohmura
Japanese Political Science Review   4 27-60   2018   [Refereed]
This research attempts to delineate the citizen-party-government relationship
in postwar Japan, drawing upon the modeling methods that Brandt and Freeman (2009) used to describe the American macro polity. The
main focus will be placed on the integ...
[Research Note] Nuanced Voters in Japan: Estimating Transition between Economic and Accountability Voting
Hanako Ohmura
総合政策研究   57    2018
Recent retrospective voting studies have focused not only on the retrospective
economic voting (economic voting), but also on the retrospective accountability
voting (accountability voting). Retrospective voting based on voter's evaluations of ec...
Hanako Ohmura
Behaviormetrika      2017   [Refereed]
While egotropic evaluations of economic policy have long been analyzed as reflecting the absolute individual income situation per se, economic assessments should also comprise relative perceptions of others’ status; in other words, voters’ percept...


Frances M. Rosenbluth, Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010
Hanako Ohmura
Japanese Journal of Electoral Stduies   29(2)    2013   [Invited]

Books etc

Political Behavior
Takeshi Iida, Tetsuya Matsubayashi and Hanako Ohmura (Part:Joint Work)
Yuhikaku   2015   ISBN:978-4-641-15029-4
The Politics of Accountability Reform
Hanako Ohmura (Part:Joint Work, An Empirical Analysis of Electoral Accountability)
Yuhikaku   2015   ISBN:978-4-641-14912-0
Political Analysis of Party Organization
Hanako Ohmura and Satoshi Machidori (Part:Joint Work, Historical Foundation of The Organization of The Democratic Party)
Toyokeizaishinpo-sha   2013   ISBN:9784492212110
The Japanese Macro Polity: An Analysis of Dynamic Representation in Japan
Hanako Ohmura
Bokutaku-sha   2012   ISBN:978-4-8332-2453-6 C3031

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