Koichi Kawamura

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Koichi Kawamura
Japan External Trade Organization,Institute of Developing Economies
Area Studies Center
Job title
Associate Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Director, Academic Information Center, The Institute of Developing Economies
Area Studies Center, The Institute of Developing Economies
Research Planning Department, The Institute of Developing Economies
Visiting Resesarch Fellow, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
Area Studies Department I, The Institute of Developing Economies
Current Affairs Department, The Institute of Developing Economies


International Affairs, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Books etc

Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia
Koichi Kawamura (Part:Joint Work, The Origins of the 1945 Indonesian Constitution)
Hart Publishing   May 2019   ISBN:9781509918928
Emerging States at Crossroads
Koichi Kawamura (Part:Joint Work, Politics of Inequality in Indonesia: Does Democracy Matter?)
Springer   Dec 2018   ISBN:978-981-13-2859-6
Koichi Kawamura (Part:Joint Work, President Restrained: Effects of Parliamentary Rule and Coalition Government on Indonesia's Presidentialism)
Palgrave Macmillan   Apr 2013   ISBN:1137277262
Indonesia Entering a New Era: Abdurrahman Wahid Government and Its Challenge
Koichi Kawamura (Part:Contributor, Political Reform in the Post-Soeharto Era)
Institute of Developing Economies   2000   

Published Papers

川村 晃一
成城大学社会イノベーション研究   13(2) 99-120   Mar 2018
28(2) 78-93   2012
This paper analyzes whether "presidentialization of political parties" is observed in newly-democratizing Indonesia as Samuels and Shugart (2010) argue political parties are presidentialized under the separation of powers system. In Indonesia, not...
川村 晃一
Monthly journal of Institute of Developing Economies   49(4) 40-67   Apr 2008


川村 晃一
運輸と経済 = Transportation & economy   78(12) 128-131   Dec 2018
Koichi Kawamura, Takayuki Hiigashikata
IDE Discussion Paper   (512)    2015
In this study, we examine the voting behavior in Indonesian parliamentary elections from 1999 to 2014. After summarizing the changes in Indonesian parties’ share of the vote from a historical standpoint, we investigate the voting behavior with sim...
Koichi Kawamura
IDE Discussion Paper   (409)    Mar 2013
This paper analyzes whether the “presidentialization of political parties” is occurring in newly democratizing Indonesia, as argued by Samuels and Shugart (2010). In Indonesia not all parties are becoming presidentialized. Parties are presidential...
Koichi Kawamura
IDE Discussion Paper   (308)    Sep 2011
This paper analyzes customary practices of consensus decision making, called musyawarah‐mufakat, as a basis of democratic stability in Indonesia. Musyawarah and mufakat (deliberation and consensus) are a traditional decision‐making rule in Indones...
Koichi Kawamura
IDE Discussion Paper   (235)    May 2010
This paper analyzes the newly institutionalized political system in
democratizing Indonesia, with particular reference to the presidential
system. Consensus has not yet been reached among scholars on whether
the Indonesian president is strong o...
Indonesia's Development Policy in Historical Perspective
Koichi Kawamura
Background Paper No.2 for the JICA-IDE Joint Workshop on Indonesia's Development Strategy and Future Direction of JICA's Assistance in Indonesia   (2)    2008
Politics of the 1945 Constitution: Democratization and Its Impact on Political Institutions in Indonesia
Koichi Kawamura
I.D.E. Research Papers   (3)    2003
Toward a Modern Constitution: The Second Amendment of the 1945 Constitution
Koichi Kawamura
Ajiken World Trend   (63)    2000

Conference Activities & Talks

President Restrained: Effects of Parliamentary Rule and Coalition Government on Indonesia's Presidentialism
Koichi Kawamura
European Consortium for Political Research, 41st Joint Sessions of Workshops   11 Mar 2013   
Consensus and Democracy in Indonesia: Musyawarah-Mufakat Revisited [Invited]
Koichi Kawamura
Workshop on Indonesia and Asian Democratic Transition and Reform Experience   22 Feb 2010   
Progress of Bilateral Political Relations between Indonesia and Japan [Invited]
Koichi Kawamura
50 Years Indonesia-Japan : Partnership Reflection and Projection   17 Apr 2008   

Research Grants & Projects

Indonesian politics
political institution
constitutional politics
electoral politics