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Seminar: Privatized Foreign Policy -- Role played by Business in the Japan-US Economic Relationship

2013-12-20 (Fri) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This seminar will take a look at the role played by business in the Japan-US economic relationship by taking a look at the relationship in the 80s as an example of privatized governance.
Venue: Academic Exchange Room, 3rd floor, Building E, Minoh campus, Osaka University

Lecturer: OGA Toru, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University
Lecture title: Privatized Foreign Policy --  Role played by Businessmen in Japan-US Economic Relationship
Outline of the lecture
In current global governance theory, privatized governance is attracting a lot of attention. Contrary to the nation-centered order in conventional international governments, currently privatization mediated by a transnational network of non-governmental organizations has attracted attention. However, it's not easy to draw a line between public and private. The privatization of governance as shown in collaboration between government, business, and NGOs is widely under way.
Based on such a trend in global governance, by applying it to bilateral diplomacy, this seminar will review the privatization of governance in foreign relations. Needless to say, a major player in decision making and implementation in bilateral diplomacy is the government itself. In that sense, bilateral diplomacy is a typical example of public governance. Thus, this seminar will consider the privatization of bilateral diplomacy, a typical example of what used to be public governance.
Note: This seminar will be proceeded on the basis that participants have already read the book(s) for reference.
Supper study gathering: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate students and younger scholars present their “state of their research” for 3-5 minutes in English. (The theme is not specified.) Both Professors Teo and Oga will respond/give comments. This is an informal meeting over supper but registration is necessary.
Brief bio of Professor Toru OGA
Born in Tokyo in 1975, Professor OGA obtained his doctor's degree in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the Department of Government, University of Essex, U.K. in 2005. He served as an assistant professor at  the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Kobe University and international politics and Asian politics at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, as a visiting researcher at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, and as a visiting researcher at the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge.
The publication of his books: The Significance and Limitation of International Society (joint authorship), Kokusai Shoin Co., Ltd., 2008, Nations and Civic Society in East Asia, Kashiwashobo Publishing Co., 2013; Civic Society in Northeast  Asia (joint authorship), Kokusai Shoin Co., Ltd., 2013, and more.
To obtain the book(s) referred to and make reservation for the supper study gathering, contact:
SUGITA Yoneyuki

Date: 2013-12-20 (Fri) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration: Not necessary.

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