Roles of the Informal Actors in Reconstruction and/or Destruction of the State: Case Studies of the Arab East / 東アラブ地域の非公的政治主体による国家機能の補完・簒奪に関する研究

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 18H03622 (2018-2022) / 2018年〜2022年度科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(A) 18H03622)

Summary / 研究概要

The Middle East, the Arab East in particular, has reached a new stage that can be named as “post-Islamic State stage” after the decline of the Islamic State that has been regarded as “the greatest threat to the international community”. However, this fact doesn’t mean that “weak states” that have been breeding grounds for the Islamic State and the authoritarian rule have been already disappeared from the said region. Accordingly, the respective countries still have a rocky road ahead in addressing their reconstruction and reintegration. Meanwhile, however, some of “unofficial political actors” that have been placing themselves outside the legal and institutional framework of their own countries and helping weakening them are willing to complement functions of state instead of challenging them. The purpose of this study is, while paying close attention to the activities of “unofficial political actors” in the Arab East at “post-Islamic State stage”, to reveal under what kinds of political and social conditions they will assume positive or negative roles in their effort to reconstruct and reintegrate their own countries.




Members / 研究構成員

Principal Investigator / 研究代表者

Co-Investigators / 研究分担者

  • Kota SUECHIKA (College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University) / 末近浩太(立命館大学国際関係学部)
  • Aiko NISHIKIDA (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)  / 錦田愛子(東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所准教授)
  • Dai YAMAO (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University) / 山尾大(九州大学大学院比較社会文化研究院准教授)
  • Shingo HAMANAKA (Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University)  / 浜中新吾(龍谷大学 法学部 教授)
  • Yutaka TAKAOKA (Chief Research Fellow, Middle East Institute of Japan) / 髙岡豊(公益財団法人中東調査会上席研究員)
  • Kohei IMAI (Researcher, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economic–JETRO) / 今井宏平(日本貿易振興機構アジア経済研究所地域研究センター研究員)
  • Masaki MIZOBUCHI (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business) / 溝渕正季(名古屋商科大学経済学部准教授)

Outcomes / 研究成果

Updated in July 2018 / 2018年7月更新