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Seiki Okazaki Last modified date:2022.12.16

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

Graduate School
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Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Field of Specialization
Political Theory and Comparative Politics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
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, Revised Edition, Foundation of the Promotion for the Open University of Japan, 2021.
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.
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. OKAZAKI Seiki, "Election, Appointment and Sortition," in TAKIKAWA Hirohide, ed., Would You Like to Draw a Lottery?: From Democracy to Survival, Shinzan-sha, 2022, pp. 61-108, [URL].
2. OKAZAKI Seiki, ”An Institutional Design for Proportional Representation with a Limited Majority Bonus", Seiki Kenkyu, No. 69, pp. F1(124)-F27(98), 2022.03.
3. OKAZAKI Seiki, "Appointment and Sortition," Ho to Tetsugaku (Law and Philosophy), No. 7, June 2021, pp. 51-76.
4. OKAZAKI Seiki, "The Second Defense of Proportional Representation with a Limited Majority Bonus", Seiji Kenkyu, No. 68, pp. F1(130)-F19(112), 2021.03.
5. Seiki Okazaki, "Election and Sortition," Kenpo-kenkyu (Review of Constitutional Law), No. 5, November 2019, pp. 87-96.
6. 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.
7. Seiki Okazaki, “In Defense of Proportional Representation with a Limited Majority Bonus,” Hosei Kenkyu, Vol. 85, No. 3-4, March 2019, pp. F1(1516)-F19(1498).
8. Seiki Okazaki, "Sartori Revisited," The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association, 2016-II, December 2016, pp. 56-77.
9. 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.
10. 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].
11. Seiki Okazaki, "Election," in Historical Development of Political Concepts, ed. by Keita Koga, Vol. 6, Koyo Shobo, 2013, pp. 189-208, [URL].
12. 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].
13. 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].
14. Seiki Okazaki, "Civil Politics and the Conception of Representative Systems," Seiji-Kenkyu, No. 56, March 2009, pp. 1-22.
15. Seiki Okazaki, "From Honneth to Fromm," Japanese Journal of Political Thought, Special Issue (No. 0), May 2000, pp. 161-173, [URL].
16. 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..