Institute of Social Science (ISS), The University of Tokyo
International Symposium “Reconsidering Governance”

For Japanese, click here.

New!Social Science Japan Newsletter 49 features presentations and discussions from this symposium.
New! The record of the symposium is published as a volume of the ISS Research Series. Click here to see the full publication (PDF, 1168kb).

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time: 10:00-16:30
Place: Seihoku Gallery, Yayoi Auditorium Annex,  The University of Tokyo

        Hongo Campus Map (English. Yayoi Auditorium Annex is located at No. 14 in this map.)
        Access to Hongo Campus  (English)
       Yayoi Auditorium Annex (Japanese)

Language: English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)

Registration: Please register by sending an e-mail titled “registration” to Please include your name and affiliation in your e-mail message.

Contact: Office of Institute-wide Joint Research Project, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo  (E-mail:


10:00      Opening remarks
  Hiroshi Ishida (Director, Institute of Social Science)
  Mari Osawa (Institute of Social Science)

10:15-11:25  Session I 
 Moderator: Iwao Sato (Institute of Social Science)
 Speaker: Mark Bevir (University of California, Berkeley)
 “A New Governance: Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks, cc. 1979-2010”  
 Discussant: Shigeki Uno (Institute of Social Science)

11:25-12:35  Session 2

 Moderator: Iwao Sato (Institute of Social Science)
 Speaker: Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa)
 “Using Governance to create gender equitable, diverse and inclusive cities”
 Discussant: Hiroko Takeda (College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

12:35-13:40 Lunch Break   

poster 13:40-14:50 Session 3
  Moderator: Masaki Nakabayashi (Institute of Social Science)
 Speaker: John Buchanan (University of Cambridge)
  "Corporate governance as a local remedy for an unstable system:
    a demonstration from Japan"

 Discussant: Wataru Tanaka (Institute of Social Science)

14:50-15:00 Break

15:00-16:30 Panel Discussion 

For the short vitae of panelists, click here.


symposium Bevir Andrew buchanan panel discussion