YAMADA Ryusaku

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YAMADA Ryusaku
Soka University
Department of International Liberal Arts
Job title
Ph. D.(University of Sheffield), Master in International Studies(Nihon University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Full-time Lecturer at Hachinohe University College of Commerce 2000-2004 Full-time Lecturer at Nihon University College of International Relations 2004-2012 Associate Professor at Nihon University College of International Relations


Political Theory, Graduate School, Division of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
Politics, Graduate School, Division of Law, Nihon University
International Relations, Graduate School, Division of International Studies, Nihon University
Department of International Relations, Faculty of International Relations, Nihon University

Committee Memberships

Oct 1992
-: Japanese Political Science Association 199410-: Japanese Association for Studies of Political Thought 199501-: Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom 200001-: The American Political Science Association

Published Papers

Democracy in Daily Life: Civil Society and Democracy in Contemporary Japan
Ryusaku Yamada
Journal of Japanese Scientists, Vol. 36, No. 12   Vol. 36(No. 12) 22-27   Dec 2001   [Refereed]
Contemporary Democratic Theory on Inclusion and Exclusion: Between "Agonistic" and "Deliberative" Models
Ryusaku Yamada
The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association 2007-I   (2007-I) 143-162   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
Book Review of John Keane (ed.), Civil Society: Berlin Perspectives
Ryusaku Yamada
Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol. 9, No. 2   Vol. 9(No. 2) 263-264   Jun 2008   [Refereed]
Feminism and Democratic Theory: Reconsideration of Carole Pateman
Ryusaku Yamada
The Japanese Journal of Political Thought, No. 10   (No. 10) 98-129   May 2010   [Refereed]
Karl Mannheim on Democratic Interaction: Revisiting Mass Society Theory
Ryusaku Yamada
Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly   Vol. 26(Issue 2) 93-103   Apr 2016   [Refereed]


"The Ethics of Responsibility" in Mannheim's Methodology of Political Science
Ryusaku Yamada
Graduate Research Studies in International Relations, Nihon University, No. 3   (No. 3) 21-35   Oct 1993
A Reevaluation of Mannheim's Social Planning as "the Third Way": On His View on Democracy
Ryusaku Yamada
The Graduate School Law Review, Nihon University, No. 23   (No. 23) 407-441   Nov 1993
A Study on Feminist Political Theory: A Challenge to Dichotomous Thought
Ryusaku Yamada
Graduate Research Studies in International Relations, Nihon University, No. 5   (No. 5) 35-51   Oct 1995
Post-war Japanese Democracy: A Consideration of its Idea and Practice
Ryusaku Yamada
RIES: Research Paper, Research Institute for European Studies, No. 30   (No. 30) 1-24   Oct 1996
A Primary Study for Rethinking "Mass Society" in Contemporary Democratic Theory
Ryusaku Yamada
Bulletin of Hachinohe University, No. 16   (No. 16) 111-128   Mar 1997

Books etc

Democracy and Mass Society: A Japanese Debate
Gakujutsu Shppankai   2006   ISBN:9784820521006
Politics of The New Politics
Minerva Shobo   2000   ISBN:4623032868
Perspectives on Politics in Transition
Minerva Shobo   2005   ISBN:4623044548
The Return of the Political
Nihon Keizai Hyoron Sha   1998   ISBN:4818809764
The Disorder of Women
Hosei University Press   2014   ISBN:978-4-588-60337-2

Conference Activities & Talks

Keiichi Matsushita's Mass Society Theory: A Case of Leftist Democratic Theory in Post-war Japan
2006 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association   2006   
Democratic Interaction in Mass Society, Old and New: Karl Mannheim and Iris Marion Young
The Political Studies Association of the UK 65th Annual International Conference   2015   
What is “the Democratic” in Feminist Political Theory?: Mouffe, Pateman, Young and Citizenship
24th World Congress of Political Science, International Political Science Association   2016   
Democracy and Feminism: Rethinking Carole Pateman
Japanese Conference for the Study of Political Thought   2009   
Is Global Citizenship Possible?: On Dimensions of its Arguments
Japanese Political Studies Association   2009   


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