Kenneth Mori McElwain

ケネス・盛・マッケルウェイン

Professor

Institute of Social Science

University of Tokyo

 

Research Fields: 

Constitutional Design

Political Institutions

Parties and Public Opinion

東京大学

社会科学研究所

教授

 

研究テーマ: 

憲法の制定・改正

政治制度論

世論と政党政治

JJS McElwain_Winkler Figure 4

MY LATEST RESEARCH

My book manuscript, Gaming Elections, explores the partisan politics of electoral system manipulation, focusing on constituency design, electioneering regulations, and campaign finance. The analysis is based on cross-national data and quantitative tests of reforms in Japan and Ireland. An earlier version of the Japanese case was published in AJPS. Please contact me for a copy of the book manuscript.

In a recent article with Christian Winkler, we argue that the Constitution of Japan has never been amended because of its uncommon pattern of vague institutions and specific rights. Jean Clipperton and I apply this logic to constitutional evolution more generally, utilizing comparative quantitative data.

© 2015 Kenneth Mori McElwain / マッケルウェイン・ケネス・盛