ICJS Event: Does oil depress democracy and sustain autocracy?

Friday, January 16th, 2009
7:00 p.m. (talk starts at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 213 (Access)
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

As oil prices gyrate at warp speed, we will revisit the question of whether natural resource abundance is detrimental to the long-term political and economic fortunes of a country. During this seminar, Professor Horiuchi will revisit and critically reevaluate this question, arguing that hypothesis of the ill effects of oil-abundance on democracy is not robust. This discussion should be of interest to all those interested in the future of the Persian Gulf, Russia, and other oil-rich polities.

Yusaku Horiuchi (PhD, MIT, political science) is a Senior Lecturer in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy and research methods. Professor Horiuchi is the author of Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (RoutledgeCurzon 2005). He has published in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others (for more information please visit http://www.horiuchi.org).

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.