Hirokazu Kikuchi

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Nov 19, 2019 at 04:45
Hirokazu Kikuchi
Japan External Trade Organization,Institute of Developing Economies
Job title
Overseas Research Fellow
Ph.D. in political science(University of Pittsburgh)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Sep 2019
Overseas Research Fellow at Buenos Aires, Institute of Developing Economies
Sep 2018
Sep 2019
Overseas Research Fellow at Brasilia, Institute of Developing Economies
Apr 2014
Sep 2018
Associate Senior Research Fellow, Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies
Oct 2012
Mar 2014
Researcher, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Aug 2011
Dec 2011
Instructor (Part-Time), Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Oct 2008
Aug 2009
Visiting Scholar, Universidad del Salvador (Argentina)
Jul 2007
Sep 2007
Visiting Scholar, Universidad del Salvador (Argentina)
May 2005
Jul 2005
Visiting Scholar, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina)
Aug 2004
Aug 2008
TA/Instructor (Part-Time), Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh


Aug 2003
Dec 2012
Ph.D. program, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Apr 2001
Mar 2003
Master's Program in Political Science, Graduate School of Law, Keio University
Apr 1997
Mar 2001
Bachelor's Program, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Committee Memberships

Jul 2015
Jun 2016
Japan Association for Comparative Politics  Editorial Board Member, Japanese Journal of Comparative Politics

Awards & Honors

Dec 2013
2012-2013 Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Prize (Honorable Mention), Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Published Papers

Hirokazu Kikuchi
Issues & Studies   53(1) 1-32   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Preliminary Consideration for An Analysis of Federal Transfers to Civil Society Organizations in Brazil
Hirokazu Kikuchi
Koichi Usami and Kaori Baba, eds., Problems and Prospects for the Study of State and Civil Society in Latin America (Interim Report).   65-83   2015   [Invited]
Hirokazu Kikuchi and Germán Lodola
Journal of Politics in Latin America   6(2) 73-105   2014   [Refereed]
Gender Quotas in Argentina
Hirokazu Kikuchi
International Women Annual Report   27 92-95   2013   [Invited]

Books etc

Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective
Hirokazu Kikuchi
Palgrave Macmillan   2018   ISBN:978-3-319-90112-1
Declining Democracies, Strengthened Autocracies: What are the best political institutions?
Takeshi Kawanaka ed. (Part:Contributor, Chapter 8 "Freedom of Expression, Horizontal Accountability, Subnational Democracies: Emerging Democracies in Quantitative Datasets".)
Minerva shobō   2018   ISBN:9784623083589
Civil Society Organizations in Latin America: Continuity and Change
Koichi Usami, Hirokazu Kikuchi, and Kaori Baba eds. (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction "Civil Society Organizations in Latin America: What Is to Be Explained?" (co-authored), and Chapter 5 "Distributive Politics and Civil Society in Brazil: Determinants of Transfers from the Federal Government to Civil Society Organizations)
Institute of Developing Economies   2016   ISBN:978-4-258-04626-3
New Encyclopedia of Contemporary Brazil
Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry of Brazil ed. (Part:Contributor, "Congress", "Political Parties", "Elections", "Politicians", "Major Labor Unions and Political Parties")
Shinhyoron   2016   ISBN:9784794810335
An Interim Report on Cross-national Survey on Civil Society Organizations and Interest Groups in Japan, 3rd
Yutaka Tsujinaka ed. (Part:Contributor, "Overview of the JIGS3 Surveys" (co-authored with Yutaka Tsujinaka, Yoshiaki Kubo, and Yohei Kobashi))
University of Tsukuba   2015   ISBN:978-4-902869-27-9
Civil Society and Interest Groups at Contemporary China in Comparative Perspective: An Empirical Analysis Based on Surveys in Beijing City, Zhejiang Province, and Heilongjiang Province, 2001-2011
Yutaka Tsujinaka, Jingpeng Li, and Kazuko Kojima eds. (Part:Contributor, Chapter 2 "Perspectives"(co-authored with Joji Kijima and Yohei Kobashi), Chapter 6 "Networks" (co-authored with Kazuko Kojima), and Chapter 17 "Civil Society in China as a Member of BRICs" (co-authored with Yutaka Tsujinaka))
Bokutaku-sha   2014   ISBN:978-4-8332-2323-2
Translation: Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries (Second Edition)
Arend Lijphart (Part:Joint Translation, with Yuko Kasuya)
Keiso-shobo   2014   ISBN:978-4-326-30233-8
Gender Quotas in Comparative Perspectives: Understanding the Increase in Women Representatives
Mari Miura and Mikiko Eto eds. (Part:Contributor, Chapter 5 "The Introduction of Legislative Quotas and Its Effects in Argentina")
Akashi-shoten   2014   ISBN:9784750339740


Still Peronista? An Analysis of the 2019 Presidential Primaries in Argentina
Hirokazu Kikuchi
IDE Square      Oct 2019
Political Performance of Romario and Bebeto
Hirokazu Kikuchi
IDE Square      Oct 2019
Unstable Presidential-Legislative Relations under the Bolsonaro Administration
Hirokazu Kikuchi
Latin America Report   36(1) 1-12   Jul 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Is the Brazilian Democracy Declining? An Analysis of Opinion Polls for the Presidential Election
Hirokazu Kikuchi
IDE Square      Oct 2018
Roundtable: Roundtrips between the Reality and Academic Researches
Hirokazu Kikuchi, Yuri Sato, Sinichi Takeuchi, and Nanae Yamada
Ajiken World Trend   (269) 3-10   Apr 2018   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

(Book launching presentation) Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective.
Hirokazu Kikuchi
The 14th National Congress of Argentine Society of Political Analysis   Jul 2019   
Varieties in Subnational Machine Dominance and National Legislative Behavior: The Cases of Argentina and Brazil
Hirokazu Kikuchi
The 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association   Apr 2019   
Mandatory Primaries and Satisfaction with Democracy
Hirokazu Kikuchi
The 9th Congress of Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política (ALACIP)   Jul 2017   
Legislative Behavior and the Legislative Process: Evidence from the Argentine Senate
Hirokazu Kikuchi
The 3rd conference of Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política (ALACIP) Standing Group on Legislative Studies (GEL)   Nov 2016   
The Representation of Asia in Latin American Legislatures [Invited]
Hirokazu Kikuchi
International Workshop on China and Latin American Political Economy, National Chengchi University   Sep 2016   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

The Transformation of Representative Democracies in the US, Europe and Asia and the Comparative Analysis of Primary Elections
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Takeshi Ito
A Consequence of Subnational Authoritarianism: Career Path and Legislative Behavior in the Upper Chambers in Comparative Perspective
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Hirokazu Kikuchi
Federalism and the Limits of Presidential Authority: Legislative Behavior of Argentine and Brazilian Senators in Comparative Perspective
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up
Project Year: Aug 2014 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Hirokazu Kikuchi
An Empirical Analysis of Civil Society Governance through International and Cross-regional Comparisons
University of Tsukuba: Project Research Grant, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Project Year: Jun 2013 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Yoshiaki Kubo
The Impact of the Gender Quotas on Policy Outcomes: The Case of Argentina
The Matsushita International Foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: Oct 2008 - Sep 2009    Investigator(s): Hirokazu Kikuchi