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Hosei University
Ohara Institute for Social Research Hosei University
Job title
Degree Sociology(University of Wisconsin-Madison), Sociology(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1986
Jul 1989
Jan 1991
May 1994
ウィスコンシン大学社会学部統計学コース ティーチングアシスタント
Jan 1993
May 1993
ウィスコンシン大学グローバルスタディプログラム リサーチアシスタント
Apr 1996
Mar 1997
Jan 1997
Mar 1997
マックス・プランク社会科学研究所(Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies,ドイツ・ケルン)客員研究員


Faculty of Laws, Sophia University
Sociology, Graduate School, Division of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Published Papers

How Enterprise Unions of Polluting-companies Responded to the Issue of Environmental Pollution and What Kind of Relationship These Unions Had with Anti-pollution Movements
Suzuki, Akira
Annual Review of Labor Sociology   (30) 26-49   Oct 2019   [Invited]
How Labor Unions in the United States Dealt with Environmental Pollution and Formed Coalitions with Environmental Movements
Suzuki, Akira
The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research   (713) 52-68   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Akira Suzuki
Journal of Contemporary Asia   46(4) 591-613   May 2016   [Refereed]
Labor Relations
The Sage Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies   第30章、542-566頁   2015
The Changing Relationship between Labor Unions and Civil Society Organizations in Postwar Japan
Akira Suzuki
Development and Society   44(2) 219-246   Sep 2015


Book Review: Adam Tompkins, Ghostworkers and Greens
Suzuki, Akira
The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research   (710) 85-90   Dec 2017
Richard S. Newman著 Love Canal : A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present 
Akira Suzuki
『大原社会問題研究所雑誌』   (699) 75-80   Jan 2017
Book Revuew: Hwa-Jen Liu, Leverage of the Weak: Labor and Environmental Movements in Taiwan and Korea.
Akira Suzuki
The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Resarch   (686) 87-91   Dec 2015
社会政策   6(1) 124-127   Sep 2014
Book Review: Simms et al, Union Voices.
Jounral of Ohara Institute for Social Research   (663) 61-65   Jan 2014

Books etc

Cross-National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism: Diversities of Labour Movement Revitalization in Japan, Korea and the United States
Akira Suzuki (editor), Jennifer Jihye Chun, Joohee Lee, Nobuyuki Yamada, Minjin Lee, Stephanie Luce, Charles Weathers, Koshi Endo, Heiwon Kwon, Hirohiko Takasu (Part:Editor)
Peter Lang   Nov 2012   ISBN:978-3-0343-0868-7
Neo-Liberalism and Labor
鈴木玲、兵頭淳史、五十嵐仁、高橋祐吉、松尾孝一、鷲谷徹、鬼丸朋子、山縣宏寿、浅見和彦、山垣真浩 (Part:Joint Work)
御茶の水書房   Mar 2010   
講座現代の社会政策 3 労働市場・労使関係・労働法
明石書店   Nov 2009   
Possibilities of Labor and Welfare State
新川敏光、中北浩爾、鈴木玲、磯崎典世、篠田徹、杉田弘也、今井貴子、松村文人、安井宏樹、水島治郎、伊藤武、横田正顕、宮本太郎 (Part:Joint Work)
ミネルヴァ書房   Apr 2009   
Social Policy 1: Work and Life Balance and Social Policy
Norio Hisamto, Yasunobu Tomita, Mariko Okada, Toru Kumazawa, Akira Suzuki, Rinpei Yoshimura (Part:Joint Work)
Horitsu Bunka Sha   Sep 2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

Politicization of Commemoretivew Events of Atomic Bomb Victims
50th Annual Conference of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)   13 Sep 2019   International Association of Labour History Institutions
Factors Behind the Ocuurrence of Karojisatsu
Labor and Employment Relations Association 71st Annual Meeting   14 Jun 2019   Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Conditions for the Development of Blue-Green Alliances: the Case of Minamata in (Brief) Comparison with the Case of Yokkaichi
"Laobor and Environmental Movements" (RC44 and RC48) XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 13-19, 2014   17 Jul 2014   International Sociological Association
Why did "the blue-green coalition" succeed in the case of Minamata? An Analysis of the Struggle against Chisso in the Context of Civil Society
The Role of Organized Labor in Civil Society in East Asia: Comparasions between Korea, Taiwan and Japan (A semi-clised conference sponsored by the Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University, co-sponsored by RC44 International Sociological Assoc   16 Jun 2013   
Nuclear Energy Debates within the Japanese Labor Movement and Its Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Politicization or Continued Compromise-based Depoliticization?
A paper presented at 2nd ISA Forum (July 31-August 3, 2012, Buenos Aires)   Aug 2012