HIEDA Takeshi


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Takeshi Hieda is a professor at Graduate School of Law, Osaka City University, Osaka. He was an assistant professor at Waseda University between 2010 and 2012, and an associate professor at Osaka City University between 2012 and 2016. His research interests are in comparative political economy in advanced industrialized countries, comparative welfare states, comparative social policy, and so forth.

His Ph.D. dissertation explored political determinants of cross-national variations of long-term care policy for frail elderly people at Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence. His journal article based on his Ph.D. thesis is awarded with the Early Stage Career Researcher Prize of 2012 by Social Policy & Administration. The revised dissertation Political Institutions and Elderly Care Policy: Comparative Politics of Long-Term Care in Advanced Democracies was published as a book from Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.

His current research project explores the impacts of partisan politics on social protection programs against "new social risks," such as reconciliation between paid-work in labor market and unpaid-work in households, poverty among lone parents, and precarious employment among low-skilled workers. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Social Policy & Administration, and other Japanese journals.

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  • European University Institute -  Doctor of Political and Social Sciences

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comparative political economy, welfare state, party politics

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  • Yoichiro Nanbu Memorial Prize for Young Researchers

    Research on Political Economy and Social Security in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

    2017.11   Osaka City University

  • The Early Stage Career Researcher Prize

    "Comparative Political Economy of Long-Term Care for Elderly People: Political Logic of Universalistic Social Care Policy Development"

    2012.07   Social Policy&Administration, Wiley-Blackwell

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  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Law   Professor  


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  • Do populists support populism? An examination through an online survey following the 2017 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election

    Hieda Takeshi, Zenkyo Masahiro, Nishikawa Masaru

    Party Politics  2019  [Refereed]

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    Based on an ideational approach, a burgeoning body of literature directly measured the populist attitudes among supporters of populist parties. However, few empirical works have examined whether these attitudes among voters also explain their preferences for politicians whom a political-strategic approach regards as populists. In addition, no research verified the applicability of individual populist scales to non-Western countries. To overcome these shortcomings, this study assesses populist attitudes among Japanese citizens and explores whether a respondent with these attitudes tends to vote for populist politicians in Japan. We conducted an online survey after the 2017 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Survey results revealed that the supporters of the Tokyoites First Party – a typical populist party in a political-strategic sense – lack the quintessential elements of populism. Further, several subcomponents of populist attitudes led to support for the Japanese Communist Party – a radical leftist party.


  • Comparing the Class Bases of Left-wing and Right-wing Populist Parties in West European Countries

    HIEDA, Takeshi

    2019-II   109 - 142 2019.12  [Invited]

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    This study compares the attributes of individuals supporting left-wing and right-wing populist parties. This study claims that a citizen’s occupational class shapes their preference for populist parties by forming their political orientation and ideology. Contrasting to previous research’s unidimensional approach, this study defines an individual’s social class position in terms of horizontal as well as vertical dimensions of class structures. To assess the effects of social class on individual preferences for populist parties, this study analyses the data of the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 7 (2014–2015) from 12 Western European countries, with multi-level logistic regression models. The empirical results reveal that an individual’s class position in the horizontal as well as vertical dimensions influence their preference for both types of populist parties. Additionally, the regression analyses find that, while a high anti-establishment attitude drives a respondent to support both types of populist parties, their degree of Euroscepticism only influences their preference for right-wing populist parties.

  • The policy impact of femal ministers: An empirical examination of the effects of cabinet ministers' gender on child-rearing support policies

    Hieda, Takeshi

    Hogaku Zasshi  64 ( 3 ) 79 - 115 2018.11

  • Does the dual candidacy rule inhibit the two-party system under the mixed-member majoritarian electoral system in Japan?

    Otsuka, Narumi, and Hieda Takeshi

    63 ( 4 ) 59 - 77 2017.12

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  • Introduction to Political Science

    Sunaharay, Yosuke, Hieda, Takeshi, and Tago, Atsushi (Part: Joint Work )

    Yuhikaku  2015.10


  • Political institutions and elderly care policy: Comparative politics of long-term care in advanced democracies

    Hieda, Takeshi (Part: Single Work )

    Palgrave Macmillan  2012.07

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  • Regression Analysis

    Hieda, Takeshi (Part: Contributor )


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  • Book Review: Miura Mari “Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan” (Cornell University Press, 2012)

    Hieda, Takeshi

    Japanese Journal of Political Science   15 ( 3 ) 518 - 520 2014.09

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