UKAI Kozo
Faculty of Social Studies Department of Sociology
Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/23

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • social capital
  • social network
  • political sociology
  • social movement
  • collective action
  • sociological theory

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Sociology

Research History

  • 1982- Carrying out research on collective action and social movement
  • 1985- Carrying out research on Japanese local politics
  • 1995- Carrying out research on Japanese national politics
  • 2000- Carrying out research on social network and social capital

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Faculty of Letters, Konan University, 2000/04 - 2005/03
  • Faculty of Letters, Konan University, 1995/04 - 2000/03
  • Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University, 1988/04 - 1991/03
  • Setsunan University, 1987/04 - 1991/03
  • professor, Doshisha University (sociological theory), 2005 - Today
  • visiting professor, Kyoto University, 2012 - 2014
  • visiting scholar, The New School for Social Research, 2011 - 2012
  • professor, Konan University (sociology,social psychology), 2000 - 2005
  • associate professor, Konan University (sociology,social psychology), 1995 - 2000
  • associate professor, Hokkaido University (sociology),, 1991 - 1995
  • visiting scholar, Indiana University (sociology), 1993
  • research associate, Osaka University (sociological theory),, 1988 - 1991
  • part-time lecturer, Setsunan University (sociology),, 1987 - 1991

Education

  • Osaka University, 1988
  • Osaka University, Graduate School Division of Human Sciences, 1988
  • Osaka University, 1984
  • Osaka University, Graduate School Division of Human Sciences, 1984
  • Osaka University, Faculty of Human Sciences, 1982
  • Osaka University, Faculty of Human Sciences, 1982

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Arts, Osaka University

Association Memberships

  • Kansai Sociological Association
  • The Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies
  • The Japan Sociological Society
  • SOSHIOROJI
  • Asia Pacific Sociological Association

Committee Memberships

  • executive, 2011, The Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies, Academic society, The Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies
  • executive, 2002 -2009, Asia Pacific Sociological Association, Academic society, Asia Pacific Sociological Association
  • an editorial committee member, 2004 -2008, SOSHIOROJI, Academic society, SOSHIOROJI
  • executive, 2004 -2007, Kansai Sociological Association, Academic society, Kansai Sociological Association
  • journal referee, committee for young researchers, 1997 -2000, The Japan Sociological Society, Academic society, The Japan Sociological Society

Misc

  • A Nurturing Curriculum Designed to Mutually Inspire Creative Learning
    Doshisha Jihou, (127)84 - 85, 2009
  • Students Tutoring Students
    Ikuei News, (47)17 - 18, 2009
  • Survey Report on the Problems of Research and Life among Young Researchers
    The Special Committee on Young Researchers (The Japan Sociological Society), 19 - 28, 2009
  • Civil Activities' Networks and their Development in Kobe
    Report of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2004-2007: No.2, 7-13、29-43、49-55、64-72 , 2008
  • Survey Report on the Lives of Youth in Kobe
    Report of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2004-2007: No.3, 117 - 122, 2008
  • "Shifting Domain Assumptions in Social Movement Theory"
    Doshisha Review of Sociology, (12)43478 , 2008
  • "Japan in Asia: The Hybridity of Modernity in Society and Culture - Introduction-"
    Kansai Sociological Review, (7)43500 , 2008
  • Survey Report on the People of Hyogo Prefecture, 2006
    Report of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2004-2007: No.1, 43473 , 2007
  • "An Examination of New Community Models in the Disaster Area of Kobe"
    Proceedings at The 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association, 2007
  • "Contemporary Japanese Society: As Seen Through the Study of Different Generations - Introduction-"
    Kansai Sociological Review, (6)43500 , 2007
  • "A Design for Social Movements in the Post-System Age"
    Bulletin of Konan University, 13643474 , 2005
  • "Decentralization and Local Governments"
    Bulletin of Konan University, (126)41 - 67, 2003
  • "Resident's Participation and Networks"
    21st Century Hyogo Creative Association, 43788 , 2001
  • "Interview: On Rumours at Hyogo Kaso Cram School"
    Sankei Newspaper May 24, 2000
  • "Interview: Society and lifestyles 50 years from now"
    Shinken Ad Between, 1999
  • "One Hundred Days with the Kents"
    Soshioroji, (136)109 - 114, 1999
  • "Essay: The Wonder of Human Relationships"
    Konan Express, 5(4), 1998
  • "Interview: Problems that occur during Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants"
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, 1997
  • "Interview: New Relations, Organizations and Movements"
    Rainbow Report, (6), 1996
  • "Interview: Adult Children"
    All Sales, (377), 1996
  • Co-operation and changes in lifestyles after the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake
    Co-op Kobe Lifestyle Research Institute, 1996
  • "(Book Review) Seiyama Kazuo: The Structure of Institutional Theories"
    Contemporary Sociological Studies, (9)121 - 123, 1996
  • "The Potential of Network-type Social Movements"
    The Journal of the Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies, (12)44 - 49, 1993
  • Survey Report: The Political Structure and Political Awareness of Local Communities
    Report of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 1988-1990, 363pp, 1992
  • "Local Politics in Japan " (Changing Patterns in the Political Sphere II)
    Proceedings at The 7th Biennial Conference of Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 1991
  • "(Book Review) Iwasaki Nobuhiko et al. (eds.): Studies of Chonai-kai (resident's associations)"
    Soshioroji, 35(1)118 - 123, 1990
  • "Women's Participation in Local Elections"
    The Journal of the Tokyo Institute for Municipal Research, 80(7)37 - 47, 1989
  • "A Case Study of an Assemblywoman in a Town"
    The Social Sciences (Doshisha University), (40)90 - 127, 1988
  • "Structure and Interaction in Social Movements"
    Japanese Sociological Review, 39(1)43512 , 1988
  • "An Introduction to Historical Sociology of Collective Behavior"
    Annals of Human Sciences (Osaka University), (6)31 - 48, 1985
  • Master's Thesis: Historical Sociology of Collective Behavior, The Vendée Counter-Revolution
    Graduate School of Osaka University, 1984

Books etc

  • Research Methods for Social Networks
    UKAI Kozo
    Minerva Shobou, 2010, Joint author, 161-205, Scholarly book
  • "Democracy and Polyarchy" in Encyclopedia of Sociology (The Japan Sociological Society)
    UKAI Kozo
    Maruzen, 2010, Other, 860-861, Scholarly book
  • "On Prof. Tsutomu Shiobara's Theory of Social Organizations and Movements" in S. Inoue and K. Itoh (eds.) Basic Books in Sociology, Volume 2
    UKAI Kozo
    Sekai Shisou Sha, 2008, Sole author, 137-146, Scholarly book
  • "On Immanuel Wallerstein's The Modern World-System" in T. Usui (ed.) Sociology: Reading Classics
    UKAI Kozo
    Mineruva Shobou, 2007, Sole author, 347, Scholarly book
  • "Perspectives in Contemporary Social Problems" in Series for Licensed Social Welfare Workers, Volume 3
    UKAI Kozo
    Chuou Houki Shuppan, 2003, Sole author, 119-125, Scholarly book
  • "Structural Change of National Politics in Japan" in J. Aiba (ed.) Series of Sociology, Volume 9: Politics
    UKAI Kozo
    University of Tokyo Press, 2000, Sole author, 217-260, Scholarly book
  • "Theories of Social Networks" in T. Usui, T. Maruyama, M. Ohno and K. Hashimoto (eds.) Theories of Sociology
    UKAI Kozo
    Yuhi Kaku, 2000, Sole author, 205-219, Scholarly book
  • Sociological Studies of Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake, Volume 1
    UKAI Kozo
    Showa Dou, 1999, Joint author, Scholarly book
  • Sociological Studies of Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake, Volume 2
    UKAI Kozo
    Showa Dou, 1999, Joint author, Scholarly book
  • Sociological Studies of Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake, Volume 3
    UKAI Kozo
    Showa Dou, 1999, Joint author, Scholarly book
  • "The disadvantaged in disasters" etc. in Y. Shoji, Y. Kinoshita, S. Takekawa and M. Fujimura (eds.) Encyclopedia of Welfare Society
    UKAI Kozo
    Koubun Dou, 1999, Sole author, 336,337,540, Scholarly book
  • "Co-op Kobe and Volunteers in the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake" in S. Morita (ed.) Sociology of Restoration
    UKAI Kozo
    Konan University Research Committee on the Hanshin Great Earthquake, 1997, Sole author, 13-48, Scholarly book
  • "On Charles Tilly's The Vendée" in K. Tsutsui (ed.) Frontiers of Historical Sociology
    UKAI Kozo
    Jinbun Shoin, 1997, Sole author, 67-74, Scholarly book
  • "In Memorium: Konan Students who died in the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake""
    UKAI Kozo
    Kobe Newspaper, 1996, Other, Scholarly book
  • "Can Japanese Politics Be Changed?" in H. Miki and K. Fujimoto (ed.) Twelve Perspectives of Contemporary Sociology
    UKAI Kozo
    Gakujutsu Tosho Shuppan, 1995, Sole author, 143-157, Scholarly book
  • "From Information Networks to Creative Networks" in K. Miyamoto, S. Morishita and H. Kimitsuka (ed.) Sociology of Organizations and Networks
    UKAI Kozo
    Shinyou Sha, 1994, Sole author, 205-219, Scholarly book
  • "Theories of Collective Behavior" in T. Kajita and N. Kurita (ed.) Keywords of Sociology
    UKAI Kozo
    Kawashima Shoten, 1993, Sole author, 131-146, Scholarly book
  • Resource Mobilization and Organizational Strategy
    UKAI Kozo
    Shinyou Sha, 1989, Joint author, Scholarly book
  • "Life Histories of Local Assemblymen" in Life Histories of Our Contemporaries
    UKAI Kozo
    Mirai Sha, 1989, Joint author, 302-335, Scholarly book

Works

  • Research on Community and Youth in Kobe, 10 years after Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake
    2004 -2008
  • Problems of Research and Life among Young Researchers
    2008
  • Reconstructing the concept 'Vulnerability' for Disaster Prevention and Welfare
    2006 -2007
  • Design for New Communities : The Case of the Eastern Kobe Area
    2004 -2007
  • Research on annexation and consolidation of cities and towns in the Heisei era
    1998 -2003
  • Study on the Social Structure and Political Culture of Local Communities
    1998 -2001
  • Civil Activities in the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake
    1995 -1999
  • Survey Research of Co-op Kobe Members
    1995 -1996
  • Database on Small Groups and Networkings in Japanese Media of 1970-80s
    1991 -1993
  • Empirical Studies of Japanese Contemporary Networks
    1990 -1991
  • Social Survey of Local Assemblypersons and Voters in the Kinki Region
    1988 -1991
  • The Political Structure and Political Awareness of Local Communities
    1988 -1990
  • Research on Women's Associations and Local Politics in Tottori Prefecture
    1985 -1988

Research Grants & Projects

  • Social Movements and Civil Activism in the Late 20th century Japan
    2010 -2015
  • Theories and Methods of Charles Tilly
    1982 -2012