Dr. Kunihiko Imai, Associate Professor of Political Science


My current research centers around various aspects of democracy and democratization. I analyze the relative importance of different factors that may contribute to successful democratization of developing countries. Among the factors analyzed are: economic development, women’s status within society, literacy rate, economic aid, influence from major countries such as the United States, culture, religion, and ethnic fractionalization.

Here are some of my most recent publications: