Koichi Kawamura





Educational Background:

1993 B.A., Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

1995  M.A., International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University


Academic and Professional Career:

1996  Research Fellow, Department of Current Affairs, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE)

1998  Research Fellow, Department of Area Studies I, IDE

2002-2004  Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2005  Associate Senior Research Fellow, Research and Coordination Division, Research Planning Department, IDE

Apr.2006-Present Associate Senior Research Fellow, Southeast Asian Studies Group I, Area Studies Center, IDE


Field of Specialization: Indonesian Politics,  Comparative Politics


Role in the project: Indonesian Studies(Politics)


Main Publications:

“Political Reform in the Post-Soeharto Era,” in Yuri Sato, ed., Indonesia Entering a New Era: Abdurrahman Wahid Government and Its Challenge. IDE Sport Survey No.17, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 2000.

“Politics of the 1945 Constitution: Democratization and Its Impact on Political Institutions in Indonesia,” I.D.E. Research Papers No.3, September 2003.

“Indonesia’s Development Policy in Historical Perspective,” Background Paper No.2 for the JICA-IDE Joint Workshop on Indonesia’s Development Strategy and Future Direction of JICA’s Assistance in Indonesia. Jakarta, Japan International Cooperation Agency, 2008.

“Consensus and Democracy in Indonesia: Musyawarah-Mufakat Revisited,” IDE Discussion Paper No.308, September 2011.

“Presidentialism and Political Parties in Indonesia: Why Are All Parties Not Presidentialized?” IDE Discussion Paper No.409, March 2013.

“President Restrained: Effects of Parliamentary Rule and Coalition Government on Indonesia’s Presidentialism,” in Yuko Kasuya ed., Presidents, Assemblies and Policy-making in Asia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013: 156-193.