Takako Imai

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Takako Imai
Seikei University
Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science
Job title

Research Areas

  • Politics / Politics / British Politics, Comparative welfare politics

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Sep 2015
Visiting Fellow, The Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Cambridge
Sep 2014
Apr 2015
Visiting Fellow, The Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, The European University Institute
Sep 2013
Sep 2014
Visiting Fellow, The Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Cambridge
Professor, Division of Politics, Faculty of Law, Seikei University, Tokyo


Apr 2003
Mar 2009
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2001
Mar 2003
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Published Papers

The Legacy of New Labour(3)
Takako Imai
Life Economic Policy   240 20-23   Jan 2017   [Invited]
The Legacy of New Labour(2) Examining Labour's Electoral Strategies towards 'Middle England'
Takako Imai
Life Economic Policy   238 26-31   Nov 2016   [Invited]
The Legacy of New Labour(1) What went wrong with Labour's inclusive strategies
Takako Imai
Life Economic Policy   237 26-31   Oct 2016   [Invited]
Britain divided: why and what happened in the 2016 EU Referendum
Takako Imai
Sekai   Sept. 2016 156-163   Aug 2016   [Invited]
The Politics of Constrained Discretion in the Age of Austerity: Analysing the Capacities, Preferences and Responsiveness of Political Parties
Takako Imai
Paper for the presentation at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, The European University Institute, Wednesday, 25th March 2015      Mar 2015


The Collapse of Faith in Politics and the Establishment
Takako Imai
My Vision, NIRA   31 10-11   Aug 2017   [Invited]

Books etc

Seeking and Maintaining Power: The Strategies, Achievements and Lessons of the British Labour Party, 1994-2010
Takako Imai
Tokyo University Press   Feb 2018   
Reconsidering Governance II: Reform Politics in Changing Markets and Societies
Mari Osawa and Iwao Sato eds. (Part:Joint Work, Alternation of Government and Changes in Welfare Governance in Britain)
University of Tokyo Press   Nov 2016   
Comparative Political Studies of Conservatives- Conservative Parties in Europe and Japan and Populism
Jiro Mizushima (Part:Joint Work, The Trajectory of British Conservatism)
Iwanami Publisher   Jul 2016   
The Incomplete Revolution: Adapting to Women’s New Roles
Esping-Andersen, Gφsta (Mari Osawa, translation) (Part:Joint Translation, Chapter 4. Investing in Children and Equalizing Opportunities)
Polity (Iwanami publisher, Tokyo)   2011   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(スタートアップ), 研究活動スタート支援)
Project Year: 2009 - 2010
This study aims at delineating the impact of the alternation of government on the institutional change, in particular, that of welfare state, by analyzing the policy making process of 'workfare' within the Labour Party, a key term of the reform of...

Social Contribution

Analysing the Results of the 2016 EU Referendum in the UK
[Lecturer]  NIRA  21 Oct 2016