Research Project: Intergenerational Value Change and Authoritarian Cultural Backlash in East Asia
Willy Jou received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. His research covers public opinion, including political ideologies, attitudes toward democracy, and trust in government, with a regional focus on east Asia. He has co-authored two books, Why Policy Representation Matters: The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments (with Luigi Curini and Vincenzo Memoli; 2015) and Generational Gap in Japanese Politics: A Longitudinal Study of Political Attitudes and Behaviour (with Masahisa Endo; 2016), and published articles on both comparative and Japanese politics. Dr. Jou’s research project for the 2022-23 academic year will explore inter-generational value change in Japan and its neighboring countries.