KAN Hideki Seinan Jogakuin University, Faculty of Humanities, Professor (60047727)
OOYANE Satoshi Doshisha University, Faculty of Law, Professor (40213889)
NAKANISHI Hisae Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development, Professor (40207832)
TSUTSUI Yoichi Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Humanities, Professor (20197734)
YODA Hiroshi Kyoto Women's University, Faculty for the Study of Contemporary Society, Professor (50093539)
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¥13,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥4,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,700,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥6,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,400,000)
Utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches, mainly of international relations and sociology, the research analyzed both positive and negative effects of globalization on human survival in respect of support for democracy, the Iraqi War, American religion, internet control systems, international child adoption, intercultural marriage, and Chechen nationalism.
It also tried to reconstruct International Relations Studies, analyzing the US hegemony and the Iraqi War, global bench-marking and governance, human security amid the Palestine conflict, Kosovo and the air-bombardment, the civil society in nation building in East Timor, the transformation of security paradigms, the receding welfare policies under neo-liberal globalism, and the meaning or new war.
It produced two volumes of research results. One is a text book for an advanced level of Japanese reading, entitled Nihon-de Manabu Kokusai-kankeiron (International Relations, to be learned in Japan.) The other is a regular type of formal report that was published toward the end of the research project.
Research members made public their research results in books, articles published in academic journals, and papers read at foreign as well as domestic academic associations.