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Seiki Okazaki Last modified date:2020.02.28

Professor / Political Dynamics Analysis
Department of Political Science
Faculty of Law

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Field of Specialization
Political Theory and Comparative Politics
Outline Activities
I have studied and taught political theory and comparative politics at Kyushu University, Japan.
Research Interests
  • citizen politics
    The aim of this study is to reconstruct politcal theory from a perspective of citizen politics.
    keyword : citizen politics, democracy
  • electoral systems
    The aim of this study is to compare electoral systems around the world in order to reform the electoral systems in Japan.
    keyword : electoral systems, proportional representation with a majority bonus
Academic Activities
1. Ryuichi Yamaoka and Seiki Okazaki, eds., The Theory and Practice of Citizen Politics, Foundation of the Promotion for the Open University of Japan, 2015, [URL].
2. Seiki Okazaki and Toshimichi Kimura, eds., Politics for Biginners: An Introducition to Classical Texts in the History of Political Thought, Minerva Shobo, 2008, [URL].
3. Seiki Okazaki, Democracy as Giving: From Honneth to Fromm, Keiso Shobo, 2004, [URL].
1. David Van Reybrouck, Tegen Verkiezingen (Against Elections), trans. by Seiki Okazaki and Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Hosei University Press, 2019, [URL].
2. "Review Article: SE Teruhisa, Anglicization Makes People Stupid: Neo-Liberal Linguistic Imperialism and the Fall of Japanese National Power," Seiji-Kenkyu, No. 64, March 2017, pp. 100-108, [URL].
3. Will Kymlicka, Politics in the Vernacular, trans. by Seiki Okazaki, Teruhisa Se, Hiroyuki Takeshima et al., Hosei University Press, 2012, [URL].
4. Bernard Crick, On Citizenship, trans. by Masashi Sekiguchi et al. (including Seiki Okazaki), Hosei University Press, 2011, [URL].
5. Seiki Okazaki, "Academic Essay: On the Method of Political Theory," JCSPT Newsletter, No. 26, July 2008, pp. 3-8, [URL].
6. Will Kymlicka, Contemporary Political Philosophy, 2nd edition, trans. by Shin Chiba, Seiki Okazaki et al., Nihon Keizai Hyouron Sha, 2005, [URL].
1. Seiki Okazaki, "Election and Sortition," Kenpo-kenkyu (Review of Constitutional Law), No. 5, November 2019, pp. 87-96.
2. Seiki Okazaki, "The Victory of the Idea of Identifiability: A Reinterpretation of the 1990s 'Political Reform' in Japan," Seiji-Kenkyu, No. 66, March 2019, pp. 33-54, [URL].
3. Seiki Okazaki, “In Defense of Proportional Representation with a Limited Majority Bonus,” Hosei Kenkyu, Vol. 85, No. 3-4, March 2019, pp. 722-740, [URL].
4. Seiki Okazaki, "Sartori Revisited," The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association, 2016-II, December 2016, pp. 56-77.
5. Seiki Okazaki kaj Kamata Atsushi, "Politika Teorio pri la Internacia Lingvo Esperanto (Political Theory of the International Language Esperanto)," Seiji-Kenkyu, No. 63, March 2016, pp. 1-33, [URL].
6. Seiki Okazaki, "Political Practice and Political Theory," in What is Political Theory?, ed. by Akira Inoue and Tetsuki Tamura, Fuko Sha, 2014, pp. 99-125, [URL].
7. Seiki Okazaki, "Election," in Historical Development of Political Concepts, ed. by Keita Koga, Vol. 6, Koyo Shobo, 2013, pp. 189-208, [URL].
8. Seiki Okazaki, "Electoral Systems and Democracy," in Theories of Democracy (New Access Series), ed. by Junichi Saito and Tetsuki Tamura, Nihon Keizai Hyouron Sha, 2012, pp. 203-224, [URL].
9. Seiki Okazaki, "Note on the Art of Citizen Politics," in A Study on the 'Form' in Politics, ed. by Masashi Sekiguchi, Fuko Sha, 2009, pp. 223-243, [URL].
10. Seiki Okazaki, "Civil Politics and the Conception of Representative Systems," Seiji-Kenkyu, No. 56, March 2009, pp. 1-22, [URL].
11. Seiki Okazaki, "From Honneth to Fromm," Japanese Journal of Political Thought, Special Issue (No. 0), May 2000, pp. 161-173, [URL].
12. Seiki Okazaki, "From Honneth to Fromm", International Erich Fromm Society (, 1999.09, [URL].
1. Seiki Okazaki, "Political Ideas in the Electoral Reform in 1994: With a Focus on the First Meeting between Hosokawa and Kohno," at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, 19th May 2012, [URL].
2. Seiki Okazaki, "Political Fromm," at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Conference for the Study of Political Thought, 23rd May 1998.
Educational Activities
I have taught political theory and comparative politics at Kyushu University, Japan. Further, I have a class (on the radio) for an introduction to social sciences at the Open University of Japan.
Professional and Outreach Activities
I have given some lectures for high-school students as well as for adults..