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Curtis, Gerald L.

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Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

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Areas of Expertise

Japanese politics, comparative research on party politics, systems analysis

Bio

After earning a social science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1962, attended Columbia University, where he got his MA (1964) and PhD (1969) in political science. Went on to serve as assistant professor and associate professor at Columbia, where he was also director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute from 1974 to 1990. Became a full professor in 1976. From 2000 to 2006 was a visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. In 2004 was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, one of the highest imperial honors.

Research Results

Publications

  • Policymaking in Japan: Defining the Role of Politicians, ed. (Japan Center for International exchange, 2002)
  • The Logic of Japanese Politics (Columbia University Press, 1999)
  • The Japanese Way of Politics (Columbia University Press, 1988; winner of the Ohira Memorial Prize)
  • Election Campaigning Japanese Style (Columbia University Press, 1971)
  • Japanese-American Relations in the 1970s, ed. (Columbia Books, 1970)

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