Takashi Inoguchi is Professor Emeritus, the
and President, University of Niigata Prefecture. He has a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations assigned to The United Nations University Headquarters. He has published some 85 books and numerous articles both in English and in Japanese in the broad range of subjects, yet focusing on Japan and international affairs. Among them are American Democracy Promotion (coedited with Michael Cox and G. John Ikenberry, Oxford University Press, 2000), Japanese Politics (Trans Pacific Press, 2005), Political Cultures in Asia and Europe (coauthored with Jean Blondel
, 2006), Federalism in Asia (coedited with Baogang He and Brian Galligan, Edward Elgar, 2007), Citizens and the State (coauthored with Jean Blondel
, Routledge, 2008), Globalization, Public Opinion, and the State (coedited with Ian Marsh, Routledge, 2009), Reinventing the Alliance (coedited with G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and The Uses of Institutions (coedited with G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
He is a member of the Science Council of Japan and Founding Editor, The Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge University Press) and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (Oxford University Press)