Relation between Political Attitudes and Political Regimes in the Middle East

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 23310173 (2011-2013)


This study aims to clarify the relationships between political elites and the people of the subject countries and also the factors in their political stabilization and destabilization as well as identifying the way how such domestic affairs and diplomatic policies are coordinated with each other. For the purposes, the research project team analyzes the political attitudes of the people that respective governments pay close attention to in their determining the political dynamics of the Middle East region. The political attitudes of the people seem to be restructured in their political dynamics in recent years.

(1) The political mental maps were drawn respectively by analyzing the survey data in Iraq, Israel and Palestine, then their true pictures were found in the maps.

(2) Analyses of their political party support successfully leaded to a research subject answering the question of “Why did the consequences of political turmoil differ between Egypt and Syria?”

(3) Regarding a study on transboundary movement, a progress of the revision in the prevailing theory has been made through an analyzing survey data on Lebanon.

Source: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Databese


Principal Investigator


Research Collaborators

Associate Investigators

  • Aiko NISHIKIDA (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Akiko YOSHIOKA (Japanese Institute of Middle Eastern Economies, Institute of Energy Economies)

Other Collaborating Institutions and Researchers



First Meeting

  • Date : May 21, 2011
  • Place : Kyoto University
  • Proceedings :  Shingo HAMANAKA, “Keynote Report and Research Plan”

Second Meeting

  • Date : March 7, 2012
  • Place :  Hongo Satellite, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Proceedings:Report on completion of “the Opinion Survey in Israel (2011)”

22nd World Congress of International Political Science Association

2012 Conference of Japanese Political Science Association (Research Publication)

  • Date : October 6, 2012
  • Place :  New Campus (Ito), Kyushu University
  • Proceedings : Dai YAMAO and Shingo HAMANAKA, “Struction of Support to Political Parties and its Transformation in Iraq”

Third Meeting

  • Date : March 2, 2013
  • Place : Tokyo Office, Kyoto University
  • Proceedings : Report on completion of “Simultaneous Opinion Surveys in Palestine and Lebanon (2012)” and progress report on “Opinion Survey in Egypt (2013)”

NIHU Program: Islamic Area Studies, IAS Center at the Univesity ofTokyo (TIAS) (Research Publication)

  • Date : July 20, 2013
  • Place : Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
  • Proceedings :  Shingo HAMANAKA “Under the Shade of “Arab Revolution”
The 23nd World Congress of International Political Science Association

Created in April 2011