Konrad Kalicki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies and the Department of Political Science (Global Studies Programme). Before joining NUS, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on US-Japan Relations at Harvard University, and held research and teaching posts at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Kalicki holds a PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia. He specializes in international and comparative politics, with a particular focus on immigration policy and Japan.
Dr. Kalicki welcomes inquiries from students interested in pursuing research on contemporary Japanese politics/international relations and comparative immigration policy.
Currently, Dr. Kalicki is preparing two book manuscripts: the first is on the intermestic politics of labor importation policy in East Asia, while the second is on the contentious politics of interstate reconciliation in East Asia and Europe. He is also completing several journal articles on immigration control policy in Japan and Europe.
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
"Toward Liberal Immigration Control: The Case of Japan," Asian Survey 61(5): 854-882, September/October 2021
“Fearful States: The Migration-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia,” Pacific Review, first view online, 1-31, September 2020
“Trading Liberty: Assisted Repatriation in Liberal Democracies,” Government and Opposition 55(4): 711-731, October 2020
“Security Fears and Bureaucratic Rivalry: Admitting Foreign Labor in Japan and Taiwan,” Comparative Politics 51(4): 603-624, July 2019
“Japan’s Liberal-Democratic Paradox of Refugee Admission,” Journal of Asian Studies 78(2): 355-378, May 2019
“The Difference that Security Makes: The Politics of Citizenship in Postwar Japan in a Comparative Perspective,” Social Science Japan Journal 16(2): 211-234, June 2013 (with G. Murakami and N. Fraser)
“Electoral Rights beyond Territory and beyond Citizenship? The Case of South Korea,” Japanese Journal of Political Science 10(3): 289-311, December 2009
“Ethnic Nationalism and Political Community: The Overseas Suffrage Debates in Japan and South Korea,” Asian Studies Review 33(2): 175-195, June 2009
“Voting Rights of the ‘Marginal’: The Contested Logic of Political Membership in Japan,” Ethnopolitics 7(2/3): 265-286, June-September 2008
Japanese Housewives: An Ethnography of Real Lives and Consumerized Domesticity, by Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pacific Affairs 87(3): 604-606, September 2014
The Search for Reconciliation: Sino-Japanese and German-Polish Relations since World War II, by Yinan He. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Journal of East Asian Studies 14(2): 310-313, May-August 2014
Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States, by Alexis Dudden. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. Journal of East Asian Studies 9(3): 505-507, September-December 2009
“Ius Pecuniae: Wealth-Based Citizenship Policies in Europe,” APSA Migration and Citizenship Newsletter 2(2): 56-58, Summer 2014
「財産主義 : ヨーロッパにおける富を基盤とした市民権政策」, Migrants Network 170: 20-21, June 2014