Project INCAS
  • Project INCAS
EHESS - Université d'Oxford - Freie Universität Berlin - Université Waseda - Maison franco-japonaise : "Understanding institutional change in Asia: A comparative perspective with Europe" (INCAS) - 2015-2019



À propos du programme INCAS

The project INCAS aims at creating a top-level research and advanced training network on institutional change in Asia, in comparative perspective with Europe. The aim of the proposed mobility scheme is to give birth to a European consortium and network of faculties and advanced graduate students specialized in the comparative analysis of institutional change in Asia and Europe. The partners have chosen Japan as a reference point because of its comparability with Europe as shown by previous studies, its historical influence on development and further institutional changes in Asia, and the expertise accumulated within our research team. We believe that current changes in Japan, such as adjustment processes due to globalization, technological change and related pressures as well as due to the domestic demographic transition, are evolving much faster and with more dynamism than similar processes in Europe, while at the same time foreshadowing processes of adaptation and change that will most likely affect Europe in the coming years. Therefore, analyzing current economic dynamics in Japan and later expanding this analysis to other Asian countries promises to generate insights that might be help to better understand challenges for Europe and to prepare relevant policy proposals. Our purpose is indeed to compare the results obtained in the case of Japan and few other Asian countries (Korea, Taiwan, China, and possibly Thailand, after having checked the data availability), not only to previous results on Europe but also to original results we will get on European countries (primarily France – which will be our reference country in Europe – and then the UK, Germany, and Italy) in mobilizing new historical data and applying our theoretical framework.
À propos du programme RISE

RISE (International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges) supports short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including also administrative and technical staff. It is open to partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations both within and beyond Europe. In worldwide partnerships, academia-to-academia exchanges are permitted.

* This research program is a part of cooperation based on the RISE program funded by the European Commission and the Core-to-Core program funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

29-30 juin 2015, Paris
Rencontre inaugurale du programme INCAS "Understanding institutional change in Asia : A comparative perspective with Europe"

Venue: EHESS (190 Avenue de France 75013 Paris, conference room 638-640 – 6th floor)

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Participants: Yasuhiro Arikawa, Shinichi Hirota, Masaru Kono, Hideaki Miyajima, Yoshiaki Ogura, Fu Jiangtao, Kohei Kawamura, Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Gregory Jackson, Julia Bartosch, Susanne Brucksch, Howard Gospel, Mari Sako, Hugh Whittaker, Masahiro Kotosaka, Nam Lee, Sébastien Lechevalier, Angelo Riva, Lala Dadci, Pauline Debanes, Jeremy Ducros, Haengsun Kim, Adrienne Sala, Soulia Bentouhami, Kae Amo, Ken Daimaru