ETO Mikiko

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ETO Mikiko
Hosei University
Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science
Job title
Doctor of Philosophy(Stockholm University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1994
Mar 1995
Apr 1995
Mar 1997
法政大学法学部 助教授
Apr 1997
法政大学法学部 教授 (現在に至る)
Apr 2000
Mar 2001
ケンブリッジ大学社会・政治学部訪問研究員Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1 April 2000
Oct 2000
Mar 2001
ケンブリッジ大学ルーシー・カーヴェンディシュ・コレッジ訪問研究員Visiting Scholar, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, 1 October 2000


Sep 2009
Jan 2014
Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Committee Memberships

Sep 2000
American Political Science Association  Member

Awards & Honors

Nov 2007
The 2006 Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA) Women's Caucus Prize for Best Paper About Women/Gender

Published Papers

Mikiko Eto
Japanese Journal of Political Science   17(3) 365-385   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
‘Gender (jenda)’, a troublesome loanword in Japan, has evoked confusion in the government and stimulated a backlash from the ultra-conservatives against gender equality. Focusing on a dispute over the term ‘gender’ between feminists and the old g...
Mikiko Eto
Journalism and Mass Communication   6(6) 330-349   Jul 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
大原社会問題研究所雑誌   (683・6684)    Sep 2015
Making a Difference in Japanese Politics: Women Legislators Acting for Gender Equality
Harvard Asian Quarterly   XIV(1&2) 25-34   Aug 2012
Japanese women’s numerical disadvantage in legislative bodies notwithstanding, women legislators have made efforts to redress misrepresentation of gender equality and to infuse significance of gender equality into society. This paper demonstrates ...
Reframing Civil Society from Gender Perspectives: A Model of a Multi-layered Seamless World
Journal of Civil Society   8(2) 101-121   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
This paper aims to reconceptualize civil society with a particular focus on gender perspectives. To feminists, civil society does not necessarily have such positive connotations. Although women have been actively involved in social movements and o...


Intersection Between Everyday Life and Politics: Grassroots Women's Movements in Japan
International Conference on Women and Politics in Asia, Panel of Women's Organizations, Halmstad, Sweden      Jun 2003
(研究助成) 『シティズンシップ』の再構築に関する国際比較研究
平成15年度科学研究費・基盤研究B・海外学術調査      May 2003
法学志林(法政大学法学部紀要)』第100巻第3号      Mar 2003
『日本政治学会総会・研究大会』 愛媛大学(松山) 分科会G「ジェンダーと正義」      Oct 2002
Women's Activism and Social Policy-Making: How Japanese Women Challenged male-Dominated Politics
Center for Women Leaders, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Taking the Initiative: Women's Leadership on National issues, Working Paper 2001      Nov 2001

Books etc

Alternative Conceptions of Politics, Seen from A Gender Approch
Mikiko Eto
法政大学出版局   Jul 2017   ISBN:978-4-588-62535-0
Gender Quotas in Comparative Perspectives: Understanding the Increase in Women Representatives
三浦まり(共編者)、スティール若希、石田久仁子、菊池啓一、申キヨン、福田円、渕元初姫、木村真紀 (Part:Editor)
明石書店   Mar 2014   ISBN:978-4-7503-3794-0
Women and Politics in Japan: A Combined Analysis of Representation and Participation
Stockholm University   Dec 2013   ISBN:978-91-7447-833-4
Focusing both on their presence in legislatures and on their participatory activities within civil society, this thesis attempts to elucidate what impedes Japanese women from entering politics and the obstacles to their political activities. Speci...
岩波書店   Jun 2011   
ミネルヴァ書房(京都)   Sep 2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

Mothers and Social Movements in Postwar Japan: A theoretical overview
Mikiko Eto
Mothers and Social Movements in Postwar Japan   29 Jul 2016   German Institute for Japanese Studies
Discussant on the three papers presenting the themes of Women and Ambiguous Politics in Post 3.11 Japan
The 19th Asian Studies Conference Japan   20 Jul 2015   Asian Studies Association in Japan
Gender and Politics
Gender and Politics Workshop with Lisa Baldez   21 Mar 2015   Keio University, SGU
Diverse Voices and Democratic Policymaking:Lessons from the National Debates on Post-Fukushima Nuclear Policy in Japan
Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2014   29 Sep 2014   Australian Political Studies Association
‘Gender’ Trouble in Japanese Politics: Discourse, Activities, and Representation
The 23rd World Congress of Political Science   22 Jul 2014   International Political Science Association