MITSUMATA Gaku
Faculty of Economics Department of Economics
Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/24

Researcher Profile and Settings

Profile and Settings

  • Research funding number

    10382251

Research Interests

  • Commons Study
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ecological Economics

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University, 2020/04 - Today
  • Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Hyogo, 2019/04 - 2020/03
  • Professor, School of Economics Dapartment of Applied Economics, University of Hyogo, 2015/04 - 2019/03
  • Associate Professor, School of Economics Dapartment of Applied Economics, University of Hyogo, 2007/04 - 2015/03
  • Visiting Professor, Evergreen State College, 2011/09 - 2012/03
  • Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Hyogo, 2004/04 - 2007/03

Education

  • Center for Manx Study (Liverpool University), 2006/04 - 2007/03
  • University of Kyoto, 2000/04 - 2004/03
  • Doshisha University, Graduate School of Economics, 1998/04 - 2000/03
  • Doshisha University, Faculty of Economics, 1992/04 - 1996/03

Association Memberships

  • International Association of the Study of the Commons

Published Papers

  • ‘The Roles of Local Communities and Self-rules for sustainability of the Commons: A Case Study of Common Forest in the Ohara Region’
    Gaku Mitsumata, Yea-Yl Yoon
    Japanese Cultural Studies, 7467 - 89, Apr. 2020, Other language
  • Contemporary Significance of Access to Nature Regardless of Ownership(ANRO) through Comparative Study between Japan and U.K.
    70(2)185 - 208, Feb. 2019, Japanese
  • Ecological Thought on the Commons
    12111 - 121, 2019, Japanese
  • Ecological Thought on the Discussion of the Commons in the Early Period in Japan
    626 - 35, 2013, Japanese
  • Sustainable use and management of hot mineral spring resources: a case study on the Bessho Onsen property ward in Nagano Prefecture
    Journal of studies on spa region, (16)1 - 12, Mar. 2011, Japanese
  • A consideration on the strategy for the resistance and utilization of the commons
    Miwa Daisuke, Mitsumata Manabu, Graduate School of Economics University of Hyogo, School of Economics University of Hyogo
    61(2)233 - 264, Mar. 2010, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • A consideration on the collaborative governance strategy and resistant governance strategy for natural resource management: on the basis of a case study of Inabu property ward forests in Toyota, Aichi, Japan
    Gaku Mitsumata, Haruo Saito, School of Economics University of Hyogo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences The University of Tokyo
    61(2)383 - 410, Mar. 2010, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • The significance and challenges of the expansion of the subject of recent commons discussions
    The sociology of law, (73)148 - 167, 2010, Japanese
  • A Conceptual Relationship between Social Capital and Commons Theory : Toward Systematic Studies(Special Symposium)
    Public finance and public policy, 28(2)51 - 56, Oct. 2006, Japanese
  • A Study on Some of the Commons in Western Scotland and Southern England
    39(3)303 - 363, Mar. 2005, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Property ward (Zaisanku) as institution of communal forest management (Report of the International Seminar 12 March 2003)
    Mitsumata Gaku
    Doshisha University world wide business review, Doshisha University, 5(1)174 - 177, Jul. 2003, English, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • The modern implications of the property ward from the viewpoint of a commons study : A case study of Ohara property ward in Shiga prefecture
    Mitsumata Gaku
    Journal of Forest Economics, The Japanese Forest Economic Society, 47(3)41 - 48, 2001, Japanese
  • Conservation of "common" forests in the Meiji and Taisho eras : A case study of common forest in the Ohara region, Koka county, Shiga prefecture
    Forest research,Kyoto, (72)35 - 44, Dec. 2000, Japanese
  • Bidding customs and habitat improvement for matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake) in Japan
    Haruo Saito, Gaku Mitsumata
    Economic Botany, 62(3)257 - 268, Nov. 2008, Research paper (scientific journal)

Misc

  • The right of public access and forest use issues: Cases in Switzerland and Germany
    Ishizaki Ryoko, Mitsumata Gaku, Saito Haruo, Kawazoe Takuya
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress, THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY, 129(0)3 - 3, 2018, Japanese
  • Norm of outdoor activity associated with collecting NTFPs in Sweden; A questionnaire survey for visitors to forest park
    Saito Haruo, Mitsumata Gaku, Shimada Daisaku
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress, THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY, 126(0)825 - 825, 2015, Japanese
  • Historical Change of the Outdoor Life and Everyman's Rights in Sweden
    Mitsumata Gaku, Saito Haruo, Shimada Daisaku
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress, THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY, 126(0)824 - 824, 2015, Japanese
  • "Forest Policy in Early Modern England: A Study of one Aspect of Fiscal Feudalism" by SAKAI Shigeki (Book Review)
    MITSUMATA Gaku
    FOREST ECONOMY, FOREST ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 67(8)28 - 32, 2014, Japanese
  • Keynote (1): Traditional Iriai Methods as Inspiration for Designing Cooperative Solutions for Common-pool Resources Today:by Margaret A. McKean (Professor, Duke University)
    Mitsumata Gaku
    Journal of the Japanese Forest Society, THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY, 96(5)288 - 289, 2014, Japanese
  • The 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
    35(2)134 - 139, Oct. 2013, Japanese
  • Gathering Practices and Habitat Improvement of Matsutake(Tricholoma matsutake):Case Studies in Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture
    SAITO HARUO, MITSUMATA GAKU
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress, THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY, 117(0)206 - 206, 2006

Books etc

  • 『동아시아의 공동자원 - 가능성에서 현실로
    Apr. 2017, Contributor, コモンズ論の拡張と課題―理論と現場の狭間から; 43-60
  • Local commons and democratic environmental governance
    室田, 武, 竹下, 賢
    United Nations University Press, 2013, English

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Rghts of Public Access to Nature as a Means to Rebuild the Relationship between Humans and Nature: Reconsideration of the history of Irihama-right (a right of common access to the shore) movement in Japan, 1970s.
    Mitsumata.Gaku
    17th IASC Global Conference, 05 Jul. 2019, English, Symposium, workshop panel (public)
  • Increasing public access to natural landscapes where individually exclusive property ownership reigns supreme: cases from North Carolina in the United States
    Haruo Saito , Margaret McKean , Gaku Mitsumata , Satomi Kohyama
    05 Jul. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • External Impacts and their Influence on the Commons: A Case Study of Zaisanku (Property Ward) in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture in Japan.
    Gaku Mittsumata
    The Dynamics of the commons, 14 Feb. 2019, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Applying the social-ecological system framework to identify the social impact of dam removal
    International Association of the Study of the Commons, 11 Jun. 2017, English, Poster presentation
  • “Comments on ‘History of the Environment: Forestry and Market-State’by Osamu Saito”
    Gaku Mitsumata
    25 Oct. 2015, English
  • “Possibilities and Challenges of Collaborative Environmental Governance in Post-industrial Society”
    Gaku Mitsumata
    The 15th Biennial Conference of IASC (International Association of the Study of the Commons), 26 Jun. 2015, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Building Sustainable Communities on a Foundation of Natural Resources: Examples from the Use and Management of Geothermal Hot Springs in Bessho Onsen Property Ward, Nagano, Japan
    Gaku Mitsumata
    he 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Jan. 2011, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Changes and Challenges of Watershed Governance in Japan
    Tomohiko Ohno, Gaku Mitsumata
    The 13th International Specialized Conference on Diffuse pollution and Integrated Watershed Management, 15 Oct. 2009, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Evolution of the Japanese Commons in Response to Challenges: Contemporary Contributions to Community Well-being
    Gaku Mitsumata
    The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), 18 Jul. 2008, Oral presentation (general)

Research Grants & Projects

  • A Study of Legal and Social Conditions for Promoting the Use of Renewable Energy: Focusion on the Persective of CPRs
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, 2016/04 -2019/03, KOHYAMA Satomi, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
  • A Study on Socio-economic and Institutional Conditions for the Collaborative Environmental Governance.
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2013/04 -2016/03, Mitsumata Gaku, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
  • A Study of the Inherent Restrictions in the Land Ownership from the Point of View of Natural Resource Management
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2013/04 -2016/03, KOHYAMA Satomi, TAKAHASHI Mitsuhiko, INOUE Makoto, TAKANO Masao, KURAJI Koichiro, MITSUMATA Gaku, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
  • A study on sustainable forest management in the village which population decreases intensely
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2010 -2012, OKUDA Hironori, INOUE Makoto, SAITO Haruo, TUCHIYA Yosiyuki, HUJIKAKE Itiro, MITUMATSA Gaku, YAMAKI Kazushige, OKU Hirokazu, TARUMI Aki, FUKAMACHI Katsue, TANAKA Motomu, OOCHI Shunsuke, OOKUBO Mika, YOKOTA Yasuhiro, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
  • A Study on the Collaborative Natural Resource Management ; The Implication for Environmental Policy through the field study on Everyman's rights
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), 2010 -2011, MITSUMATA Gaku, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
  • Management of Local Commons in the Age of Globalization
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas, 2006 -2011, MUROTA Takeshi, IZUMI Rui, INOUE Makoto, OTA Izuru, OHNO Tomohiko, SAITO Haruo, SHINOHARA Toru, SUGA Yutaka, SUZUKI Tatsuya, MITSUI Shozi, MITSUMATA Gaku, YAMAMOTO Shinji, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas
  • The Comparative Study on Common Lands between Isle of Man and Japan from the View Point of Sustainable Natural Resources Management
    The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 2006/04 -2007/03
  • Revitalising/Re-imagining the Commons in an era of social and environmental change: A Next step in Commons Research
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2019/04 -2022/03, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)