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International Christian University
College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences
Job title
Tokunin Kyoju (Professor by Special Appointment)
BA (Political Science)(Division of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University), MA (Political Science)(Division of Political Science, The Graduate School of Waseda University), B.A. (Political Science)(Amherst College (Massachusetts, USA)), B. A. (Divinity)(Mansfield College, The University of Oxford, UK), M.A. (5 years after B.A./Univ. regulation)(The University of Oxford (Mansfield College, UK)), Ph. D. (Political Ethics)(Princeton Theological Seminary)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Mar 2020
International Christian University The Department of Politics and International Studies, The College of Liberal Arts Professor with Special Appointment of Political Thought
Sep 2014
Mar 2016
International Christian University Peace Research Institute Director
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
International Christian University The Department of Politics and International Studies, The College of Liberal Arts Department Chair
May 2012
The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA Visiting Professor
Apr 2012
Mar 2015
Graduate School of Waseda University The Division of Political Science Visiting Professor (Part-time)


Apr 1968
Mar 1972
Division of Political Science, Political Science Major, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Division of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Apr 1972
Mar 1978
Political Science (History of Western Political Thought), Graduate School, Division of Political Science, Division of Political Science, The Graduate School of Waseda University
Sep 1972
Jun 1974
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Amherst College (Massachusetts, USA)
Oct 1974
Jun 1976
Faculty of Theology, Mansfield College, The University of Oxford, UK
Sep 1978
Jun 1983
Ph. D. Course: Religion and Society Program, Princeton Theological Seminary

Committee Memberships

Jul 2006
May 2008
The Japan Conference for the Studies in Political Thought (JCSPT)  President
Apr 2006
Mar 2008
Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA)  Director of Review Committee
Apr 2004
Mar 2006
Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA)  Director of Int. Exchange Program Committee
Apr 2002
Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA)  Trustee
Sep 1999
Sep 2006
The Conference for Studies in Political Thought (CSPT)  Japan Contact

Awards & Honors

Sep 1972
Kanzo Uchimura Scholarship (Amherst College), Amherst College (USA)
Oct 1974
The George Stebbins Moses Memorial Fellowship (Amherst College), Amherst College (USA)
Mar 1979
Ono Azusa Academic Prize for MA Thesis (The Graduate School of Waseda University), Waseda University
Jun 1983
Distinction (Ph. D. Dissertation/Princeton Theological Seminary), Princeton Theological Seminary
Sep 1992
Research Fellow Prize, American Council of Learned Society

Published Papers

The Presence of "Religion and Politics": From the Viewpoint of Political Theory
JPSA, ed., The Annals of Japanese Political Science Association 2013-I--Special Topic: Religion and Politics   58(II) pp. 15-37.   Jun 2013
Some Aspects of Uchimura Kanzo's Atonement Eschatology (1)
Uchimura Kanzo Studies   (No. 46) pp. 3--22   Apr 2013
The Decline of Social Security and Democracy: From the Viewpoint of Radical Democracy
CHIBA, Shin, Hiroshi Tanaka, Haruo Tanaka, Tetsuro Kato, Atsushi Sugita, Toshimitsu Shinkawa, and others
Hiroshi Tanaka, ed., Liberal Democracy and Social Democracy   pp. 161-180.   Jan 2013
The Eclipse of Social Security and Democracy: From the Viewpoint of Radical Democracy
The Future   (No. 548) pp. 22-30.   May 2012
The Present Situation and Task of Democracy: From the Viewpoint of The Peace Constitution as 'An Unfinished Revolution'
CHIBA, Shin, Yu Tanaka, Atsushi Tateno
Democracy Education 21 (Dojidaisha Publishers)   Vol. 6 pp. 99-116.   Apr 2012


"An Encouragement of 'Small-Power' Pacifism: Constitutional Politics of Today and a View from the History of Political Thought"
Shin Chiba
Thought (Shiso)   (1136) 83-109   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
The article first traces the historical lineage of "small-power" pacifism in modern Japan. It also argues for a non-war interpretation of Article 9. Also are discussed the two notions of self-defense right and the proposal for the reduction and re...
System of Representation, Participation, and Democratization of Democracy: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy
Editor is Professor Atsushi Sugita. And co-authors are the following people. Profs. Ko Ishimura, Tetsuki Tamura, Ikuo Sonoi, Shunsuke Shirakawa, Yukio Maeda, Ryosuke Takahashi, Nozomu Yamazaki.
Atsushi Sugita, ed., Democracy and Security: Reexamining Politics in the Age of Globalization   81-113   May 2018   [Invited]
The modality of politics has undergone a great change in the age of globalization. The authors have wrestled with this change and crisis of present-day politics, especially democracy and security
from multiple and diverse angles.
<Lecture Record> Hannah Arendt and Hebraism
Shin Chiba
Pedilavium   (72) 26-41   Dec 2017   [Invited]
Reflection on the Hellenistic and Hebraic aspects of Hannah Arendt's Thought
The Abe Administration and the Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy
Shin Chiba
Quarterly Mukyokai (Non-Church)   (50) 3-4   Aug 2017
The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy under the Abe Administration.
A Change-Over from Divine Imperial (Tenno) System to Symbolic Imperial (Tennosei) System: The Establishment of Mass Imperial (Tennosei) System
K. Yokota, S. Shimazono, A. Yoshinare, Y. Hoshino, K. Saitoh, S. Toyokawa, K. Endo, Y. Watanabe, Y. Itoh, K, Yagyu
A. Yoshinare, Y. Itoh, M. Ishii, eds., From A Living God to Mass Imperial (Tenno) System   pp. 313--335.   Mar 2017   [Invited]

Books etc

(Co-edited) Your First Voting: Toward Young Friends
Tadamichi Magata, Adam O'Dell (Part:Joint Editor, "What Is Democracy?," "Citizenship Education in Britain," "What Is Constitutionalism?," "Social Welfare and Constitution")
Nan So Sha Publishing Company   Jul 2018   
A Book of Introduction and Encouragement toward Young People around 18 years old
who use the right of voting for the first time in life.
(Single-authored) Federalism and Cosmopolitanism: Ideas, Movements, Institutional Desig
Shin Chiba
Fukosha Publishers   May 2014   ISBN:978-4-938662-75-2
(Co-ed./English) Living for Jesus and Japan: The Social and Theological Thought of Uchimura Kanzo
Co-edited with Prof. Hiroshi Shibuya. Co-authored with Prof. Andrew E. Barshay and others (Part:Joint Editor, 223pp.)
Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Company   Oct 2013   ISBN:978-0-8028-6957-9
(Joint-Translation) Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics, Second Edition.
CHIBA, Shin, Co-translater Ryo Nishinaga (Part:Joint Translation)
Chikuma Publishing Company (Chikuma Academic Library)   Nov 2012   ISBN:978-4-480-0949-0
Translation: Hannah Arendt, Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin--Versuch einer Philosophischen Interpretation (Republished)
CHIBA, Shi (Part:Single Translation)
Misuzu Shobo Publishers   Jan 2012   ISBN:978-4-622-08349-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Thought of Non-Boundary: Thinking of the Parable of Good Samaritan [Invited]
Shin Chiba
130 Years Anniversary Memorial Worship and Lecture   4 Nov 2017   Shin-ai Gakusha Christian Dormitory, YMCA Waseda University
The importance of universal love (agape) and peace through justice (shalom) that move beyond the difference of nations and religions. The significance of Christian student dormitory as the place for learning them through day-to-day concrete life t...
Hannah Arendt and Hebraism [Invited]
Shin Chiba
Pedilavium Seminar   24 Jun 2017   Pedilavium Aobadai Office
Report on Hebraic aspects of Hannah Arendt's thought who is generally regarded as a Hellenistic philosopher.
The Era of Trial for Democratic Politics: For Recovery of Democracy [Invited]
Shin Chiba
Symposium: Toward a True Richness of the 21st Century   14 Jan 2017   Commons
The report criticized the neo-liberal-oriennted Economic Polity. It then argued for the needs to construct hegemony for realizing a welfare society. And it searched after the way to achieve it.
Reading Takashi Kato, The World of Ideas of Shiberu Nanbara [Invited]
Shin Chiba
The 181st History of Ideas Study Seminar (Faculty of Law, Seikei University)   24 Sep 2016   History of Ideas Study Seminar (Faculty of Law, Seikei University
The report evaluated very highly Prof. Kato's grounding of the lineage of modern Japan's "critical political theory" started by Shigeru Nanbara and followed by Kanichi Fukuda and Masao Maruyama. The report also made a couple of comments about the ...
Toward Participatory Democracy: How Shall We Be Moving? [Invited]
Shin Chiba
Waiwai Study Group in Mitaka   18 Sep 2016   Waiwai Study Group in Mitaka
Disillusionment with democracy today in the so-called "advanced" democratic countries. Yet the importance of participatory democracy. Where and how to start and move ahead toward the democratization of democracy.


(Trans.) J. H. Seelye, "The Process of New Birth," "Will and Conversion," "To Freshmen."
CHIBA, Shi   The Others   Apr 1977
(Co-trans.) S. S. Wolin, "Hannah Arendt and the Ordinance of Time"
CHIBA, Shi   The Others   Jun 1986
(Trans.) L. S. Cahill, "The Ethical Implications of the Sermon on the Mount"
CHIBA, Shi   The Others   Jan 1990
M. S. Van Leeuwen, "To Ask a Better Question: The Heterosexuality--Homosexuality Debate Revisited"
CHIBA, Shi   The Others   Nov 1997
A Summary by Chair: Symposium "Puritanism and Democracy: The Puritan Legacy and the Criticism of It"
CHIBA, Shi   The Others   Feb 2011

Social Contribution

President, Shunpu Christian Dormitory (Public-Interest Foundation)
[Chief Editor, Lecturer, Advisor, Planner, Report writing, Contribution]  Apr 2012 - Today
The Fellowship of Reconciliation in Japan (JFOR)
[Contribution]  Apr 1990 - Today
Lincoln Club Member
[]  Apr 1996 - Mar 1999
The United Board for Christian higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) Trustee
[Panelist, Lecturer, Advisor, Planner, Organizing Member, Report writing]  Apr 2008 - Mar 2014
Member of the Society of Article 96
[Lecturer, Advisor, Planner, Organizing Member, Report writing]  Apr 2013 - Today