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POKARIER, Christopher J
 
Affiliation
Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
博士

Research Experience

  • 2010
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    April present Professor, SILS, Waseda University

  • 2004
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    April 1 March 2010 Associate Professor, as above

  • 2001
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    2004

    Senior Lecturer, School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • 1996
    -
    2001

    Lecturer, as above

Education Background

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    2001

    Australian National University   Australia-Japan Research Centre   PhD International business & policy  

    Doctoral thesis: 'Politics of FDI in Australia'

  • 1988.02
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    1989.12

    University of Queensland   Department of Government   Master of Social Science (Asian Government)  

    Thesis: The City and National Development in Thailand

  • 1985.02
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    1987.12

    University of Queensland   Depts of Journalism and of Government   Bachelor of Arts (dual majors in Journalism & Government)  

Professional Memberships

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    European Association of Japanese Studies

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    Association of Cultural Economics International

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    Consortium of Higher Education Researchers

Research Areas

  • Commerce / Design / Tertiary education / Economic policy

Research Interests

  • design and enterprise, place-making and branding, higher education strategy and policy, economic nationalism

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award

    1993  

 

Papers

  • ‘Designs upon Jerusalem: Bezalel Academy occupies the historic Russian Compound’, in Vinayak Bharne & Trudi Sandmeier, eds, Routledge Companion on Global Heritage Conservation, London, Taylor & Francis.

    Christopher Pokarier, Erez Golani Solomon

       2020  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Corresponding author

  • ‘Creativity activity under attention scarcity’, in Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari & Nobuko Kawashima, eds. Creative Context: Creativity and Innovation in the Media and Cultural Industries, Springer.

    Christopher Pokarier

       2020  [Refereed]

  • Japanese architecture as export, chapter in Tetsu Kimura & Jennifer Harris, eds., Exporting Japanese Aesthetics: Evolution towards Cool Japan, Sussex Press.

    Christopher Pokarier, Erez Golani Solomon

       2020  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Corresponding author

  • ‘The Controversy over Japanese Investment in Australia, 1987-1991: Context and Lessons’, Japanese Studies,

    Japanese Studies   24 ( 2 ) 215 - 231  2017  [Refereed]

    DOI

    Scopus

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    Citation
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  • Australia's foreign investment policy: An historical perspective

    Christopher Pokarier

    International Journal of Public Policy   13 ( 3-5 ) 212 - 231  2017  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

     View Summary

    Why did Australia, historically open to overseas capital, turn to restrictive policy in the early 1970s, only to significantly liberalise again from the mid-1980s? Furthermore, why has the regulatory apparatus of Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), established in the illiberal mid-1970s, been little changed over the last four decades, despite a return to relative openness? The paper finds that the initial illiberal turn arose from the changing sectoral and country-of-origin mix of foreign investment, a less liberal domestic and international ideational climate FDI, and from oppositional policy entrepreneurship. Liberalisation followed growing external imbalances, elite neo-liberal ideational change and transformative public leadership. The FIRB mechanism placated populist economic nationalist sentiment while allowing liberal policy in general, yet also tailored to the public and private interest logics of specific investment proposals. Remaining sectoral restrictions reflect both private interest influences and sector-specific public interest sensitivities.

    DOI

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  • ‘Japanese higher education: Seeking adaptive efficiency in a mature sector’, Chapter 10 in Christopher Findlay & William Tierney, eds. Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia Pacific: The Changing Nature of a Dynamic Market, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.

    Christopher Pokarier

       2010  [Refereed]

  • Designing under uncertainty: professional identity and market disciplines in the creative industries

    Jakob Thestrup, Christopher Pokarier

    Waseda Global Forum   15   81 - 103  2019.03  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Corresponding author

  • Design Thinking as a Liberal Art

    Jakob Thestrup, Christopher Pokarier

    Waseda Global Forum   13 ( 13 ) 101 - 118  2017  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Corresponding author

    CiNii

  • ‘Building Transformations: Jerusalem’s Glass Menagerie’, The Israeli Journal of Architecture

    Erez Golani Solomon, Christopher Pokarier

    The Israeli Journal of Architecture     72 - 83  2016  [Refereed]

  • ‘Transit through terror: the architecture of international mobility after 9.11’, David Walton & Michael Frazier, eds., An Anthology of Contending Views on International Security, New York: Nova.

    Christopher Pokarier

       2012  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • ‘The Business of Japanese Culture Abroad: Implications for Japanese Studies’, Globalisation, Localisation and Japanese Studies in the Asia Pacific Region: Nichibunken Sydney Symposium, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies

    Christopher Pokarier

       2010  [Refereed]

  • Can Internationalization Drive University Reform in Japan?

    C. Pokarier

    Waseda Global Forum   7 ( 7 ) 243 - 269  2010  [Refereed]

    CiNii

  • ‘Open to Being Closed?: Foreign Control and Adaptive Efficiency in Japanese Corporate Governance’, Chapter 9 in Luke Nottage, Leon Wolff, Kent Anderson, eds., Corporate Governance in the 21st Century: Japan’s Gradual Transformation, London: Edward Elgar.

       2008  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • Internationalization as a driver of university reform in mature systems?: Mixed evidence from Japan’

    C. Pokarier

    Asia-Pacific Proceedings of the Sub-regional Preparatory Conference for the 2009 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education    2008  [Refereed]

  • ‘The Knowledge Economy’, Chapter 5 in Australia-Japan: Friendship & Prosperity, Sydney: Focus Publishing. Official volumes published in English and Japanese to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1957 Commerce Agreement between Australia & Japan.

       2007  [Invited]

  • ‘Open Secure Influential?: Contemporary issues in Japan’s international economic engagement’, Mari Pangetsu & Ligang Song, eds., Japan’s Future in East Asia and the Pacific, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, Australian National University, 103-134.

       2007  [Invited]

  • Cross-border higher education in the Australia-Japan relationship

    Christopher Pokarier

    AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS   60 ( 4 ) 552 - 573  2006.12  [Refereed]

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    Over the last three decades there has been a significant increase in higher education student mobility between Australia and Japan and a proliferation of formal exchange agreements between institutions. Yet education issues have not been prominent in the official bilateral relationship and initiatives of substance have been limited. The growing scale of student mobility, despite this, is testimony to the broader strength of the bilateral relationship, a well developed Australia-bound private education services industry, and complementarities between the two education sectors. There is considerable scope for further initiatives, both at the intergovernmental and educational institution levels, to capitalise on established bilateral patterns of individual student mobility. Australia-Japan higher education linkages remain incommensurate with the scale, complexity and importance of the broader economic and political partnership. Australia and Japan, as leading study abroad destinations in the region and with internationally mobile populations, can do more to enhance the public and private institutional architecture of cross-border education, both within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region.

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Research Projects

  • Politics of Higher Education Marketisation

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

    Project Year :

    2017.04
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    2023.03
     

    Christopher Pokarier

  • REACTIK: Creative Economy and Culture International Links

    European Union Erasmus+ 

    Project Year :

    2018
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    2022
     

    Christopher Pokarier a, Waseda University, Partners, Bezalel Academy, Ben Gurion, U. of, he Negev, Copenhagen U, Jagiellonian U, U. Canterbury, Jawaharlal Nehru U

  • Changing Dynamics of Conflict and Implications for the United Nations

    Project Year :

    2015.11
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    2018.03
     

 

Syllabus

 

Overseas Activities

  • ①The Enterprise of Architecture  ②The political economy of overseas investment

    2013.04
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    2015.03

    Australia   Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

    Israel   Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Sub-affiliation

  • Faculty of Commerce   School of Commerce

Internal Special Research Projects

  • A comparative political economy of partial higher education marketisation

    2016  

     View Summary

    Comparative studies of higher education systems reveal three striking features: mass participation is a universal feature across developed economies, great variance both in the mix of public/private contribution to student costs and, thirdly, in the mix of public/private provision. A fourth dimension of variance, independent of whether public or private institutions predominate, is their degree of operational and ‘entrepreneurial’ autonomy from state control.  Through a multi-method comparative case study approach this ongoing research project aims to explore the political determinants of this variance. The first dimension has been recently emphasized by higher education specialists such as Baker (2014) and Marginson (2016), while the political determinants of the second dimension (public/private funding mix) has recently been explored ably by scholars such as Jungblut (2014), Vukasovic (2013), and Garritzman (2015, 2016) with whom I am interacting in conferences such as ECPR & CHER. My own efforts center upon the third and fourth dimensions; namely the politics of the mix of public/private provision and the degree of institutional operational autonomy and at ECPR 2016 presented a study of the Japanese case. I am also working on a related project on the ‘campus as catalyst’, recently on an Israeli case. 

  • Strategic rescaling of higher education provision?: responses to demographic and economic distress

    2015  

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    This ongoing research looks at how higher education systems, and particular institutions, respond to a diminished operating environment. Higher education institutions in a number of countries have faced severe financial pressures from one or more of the following: diminished public capacity to fund universities at a given scale of student enrolments, diminished private capacity to pay for a university education owing to economic downturn, and/or a declining domestic cohort of potential students owing to demographic change. The research analyses public policy responses to these diminished means, and examines how higher education institutions (and universities in particular) seek to influence policy in accordance with their financial interests and self-concepts.The project explores whether and how higher education institutions, and entire systems, escape pressures to ‘de-scale’ - downsize - through broadening the ‘market’ they serve, through either being less selective in domestic recruitment, marketing to fee-paying international students, or both. The first research stage has focused on the Australian case, culminating in presentation of a substantial paper titled ‘The Political Enterprise of Australian Higher Education Funding’ at the European Consortium for Political Science Research (ECPR), held in Montreal on 26-29 August 2015.