Faculty Profile

Ko Maeda

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Michigan State University, 2005.
Major: Political Science
Dissertation Title: "Institutions, Opposition Behavior, and the Fates of Governments in Parliamentary Democracies"
MA, Michigan State University, 2001.
Major: Political Science
BA, University of Tsukuba (Japan), 1998.
Major: International Relations

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3641.001, Politics of Japan, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 5320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3600.801, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3300.001, Political Science Research Methods, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6620.001, Comparative Political Institutions, Fall 2021 SPOT
PSCI 5320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2021 SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3300.001, Political Science Research Methods, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.601, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 6620.001, Comparative Political Institutions, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.007, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.718, Individual Research, Fall 2018
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2018 SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 6320.600, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 4900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2016 SPOT
PSCI 6320.600, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2016 SPOT
PSCI 4900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5620.001, Comparative Political Institutions, Fall 2015 SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Governments and Politics Around the World, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 3W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.010, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 3W1 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2013
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2012
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2012
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 5W2 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2011
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 3W1 2011
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2010
PSCI 5650.002, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2010
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2010
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2009
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2009
PSCI 3600.002, Comparative Politics, Spring 2009
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2008
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2008
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 3W1 2008
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2008
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Spring 2008
PSCI 6900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2007
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2007
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2007
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Spring 2007
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Fall 2006
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2006
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2006
PSCI 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 4700.004, Topics in Comparative Politics, Spring 2006
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Fall 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Maeda, K. (2018). The Enigma of Shinzo Abe’s Long Tenure and How His Success Can Undermine His Party’s Dominant Position. Arthur Alexander (ed.), Expert Voices on Japan Security, Economic, Social, and Foreign Policy Recommendations. 93-105. Washington, DC: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. https://mansfieldfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Expert_Voices-FINAL.pdf
Maeda, K. (2018). The JCP: A Perpetual Spoiler?. Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election. Palgrave Macmillan.
Maeda, K. (2009). "Has the Electoral System Reform Made Japanese Elections Party-Centered?" in Steven R. Reed, Kay Shimizu, and Kenneth Mori McElwain (eds.) Political Change in Japan: Electoral Behavior, Party Realignment, and the Koizumi Reforms.
Journal Article
Maeda, K., Liff, A. P. (2019). Electoral Incentives, Policy Compromise, and Coalition Durability: Japan's LDP-Komeito Government in a Mixed Electoral System. Japanese Journal of Political Science. 20(1), 53-73.
Maeda, K. (2017). Explaining the Surges and Declines of the Japanese Communist Party. Asian Survey. 57(4), 665-689.
Maeda, K. (2017). What Motivates Moderation? Policy Shifts of Ruling Parties, Opposition Parties, and Niche Parties. Representation. 52(2-3), 215-226.
Maeda, K. (2016). Honeymoon or Consolidation, or Both?: Time Dependence of Democratic Durability. Democratization. 23(4), 575-591.
Maeda, K. (2016). Voter Turnout and District-Level Competitiveness in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 26(4), 452-469.
Maeda, K. (2015). Determinants of Opposition Fragmentation: Parliamentary Rules and Opposition Strategies. Party Politics. 21(5), 763-774.
Maeda, K. (2012). An Irrational Party of Rational Members: The Collision of Legislators' Re-election Quest with Party Success in the Japan Socialist Party.
Maeda, K. (2010). Divided We Fall: Opposition Fragmentation and the Electoral Fortunes of Governing Parties.
Maeda, K. (2010). Factors Behind the Historic Defeat of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party in 2009.
Maeda, K. (2010). Two Modes of Democratic Breakdown: A Competing Risks Analysis of Democratic Durability.
Maeda, K. (2008). Re-Examining the Contamination E ff ect of Japan's Mixed Electoral System Using the Treatment-E ff ects Model.
Maeda, K. (2007). Learning in Hierarchies: An Empirical Test Using Library Catalogues.
Maeda, K. (2007). Prime Ministerial Popularity and the Changing Electoral Fortunes of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party.
Maeda, K., Nishikawa, M. (2006). Duration of Party Control in Parliamentary and Presidential Governments: A Study of 65 Democracies, 1950-1998. Comparative Political Studies. 39(3), 352-374.
Maeda, K. (2006). The General Election in Japan, September 2005. 25(3), 621-627.
Research Report
Maeda, K. (2018). How Shinzo Abe’s Success Can Undermine His Party’s Dominance in Japanese Politics. Policy Guidance from the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort IV. 15-16. Washington, DC: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. https://mansfieldfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Pages-from-2018-Policy-Guidance-FINAL_2.pdf
Webpage
Maeda, K. (2022). The Continuing Predicament of Japan’s Opposition. Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. https://spfusa.org/japan-political-pulse/the-continuing-predicament-of-japans-opposition/
Maeda, K. (2019). What will the Japanese upper house elections mean for Abe?. East Asia Forum. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/07/10/ what-will-the-japanese-upper-house-elections-mean-for-abe/
Liff, A. P., Maeda, K. (2018). Why Shinzo Abe faces an uphill battle to revise Japan’s constitution. Monkey Cage, Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/12/why-shinzo-abe-faces-an-uphill-battle-to-revise-japans-constitution/
Maeda, K. (2018). Ikkyo tajaku no seiji wo dou miruka. SYNODOS. https://synodos.jp/politics/21918

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Teaching
Maeda, K., "A grant to invite a guest lecturer," Sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, International, $387 Funded. (20162016).
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