Professor Aurelia George Mulgan

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Professor Aurelia George Mulgan is a Professor (Conjoint) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra.

Professional Background

Professor Aurelia George Mulgan graduated BA Auckland University, BA Hons and MA Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After graduate studies as a Monbusho Scholar at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and Tokyo University, she completed a PhD at the ANU in Japanese politics. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales in 1985, she was a Research Fellow in the Australia-Japan Research Centre at the ANU. In 1990 she was awarded the J.G. Crawford Award at the ANU for outstanding work on Japanese political economy, in 2001 an Ohira Memorial Prize for her book on Japanese agricultural politics, and in 2010 the Toshiba Prize for the best article published in the British Association of Japanese Studies journal Japan Forum.

In 1989-90, Professor George Mulgan held a Japan Foundation Fellowship for the study of US-Japan relations, in 1993, an Advanced Research Fellowship at Harvard University's Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and in 1994-95 an Abe Fellowship for work on Japan and international peacekeeping. She has held visiting research or teaching positions at the Research Institute for Peace and Security in Tokyo, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford, Nanzan University, the University of Tsukuba and the Australian National University. In 2002 she was a Senior Fellow in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU and in 2005, a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia. In 2005, 2010 and 2014 she was awarded three-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants for work on Japanese political economy including the geopolitical and security implications of trade agreements.

Professor George Mulgan has taught extensively on Japanese politics and Northeast Asian security issues, and published on many aspects of Japanese politics, political economy, and foreign and defence policies.

Publications

Professor George Mulgan is the author of seven single-authored works including The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive (Routledge 2017), Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics: Old Versus New (Routledge 2014), Power and Pork: A Japanese Political Life (ANU Press 2006), Japan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform (ANU Press 2002) and Japan's Interventionist State: MAFF and the Agricultural Policy Regime (Routledge/Curzon 2005). She is also joint editor with Masayoshi Honma of The Political Economy of Japanese Trade Policy, (Palgrave Macmillan Critical Studies in Asia series, 2015).

Professor George Mulgan’s articles have appeared in journals such as Foreign Affairs, World Policy Journal, The Washington Quarterly, Government and Opposition, Current History, Political Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science, The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Pacific Affairs, Pacifica Review, Journal of Japanese Studies, Asia-Pacific Review, Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, and Australian Journal of International Affairs.

Professor George Mulgan is a regular contributor to East Asia Forum at http://www.eastasiaforum.org/author/aureliageorgemulgan/ and to The Diplomat in Tokyo at http://thediplomat.com.

Service to Government

Professor George Mulgan has written a number of reports and submissions for government including the Australian Commonwealth Parliament Legislative Research Service, and acted as a consultant to Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Norinchukin Bank, the Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

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Books

George Mulgan AD, 2017, The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, https://www.routledge.com/The-Abe-Administration-and-the-Rise-of-the-Prime-Ministerial-Executive/George-Mulgan/p/book/9781138105874

George Mulgan AD, 2014, Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics: Old Versus New, Nissan Institute / Routledge Japanese Studies, Routledge, London and New York, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138778344

George Mulgan AD, 2006, Power and Pork: A Japanese Political Life, Original, ANU Press, Canberra

George Mulgan AD, 2006, Japan`s Agricultural Policy Regime, Original, Routledge, London and New York

George Mulgan AD, 2005, Japan`s Interventionist State: The Role of the MAFF, Original, Routledge Curzon, London and New York

George Mulgan AD, 2002, Japan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform, ANU Press, Canberra

George Mulgan AD, 2000, The Politics of Agriculture in Japan, Original, Routledge, London and New York

Stockwin JAA; George Mulgan AD; et al , 1988, Dynamic and Immobilist Politics in Japan, Macmillan, London

Anderson K; George Mulgan AD; et al , 1986, The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection: East Asia in International Perspective, Allen and Unwin, Sydney

Book Chapters

George Mulgan A, 2019, ''The Politics of Trade Policy'', in Kingston J (ed.), , Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 15 - 30

George Mulgan AD, 2017, 'Japan-North Korea Relations', in Kingston J; Brown J (ed.), Japan's Foreign Relations with Asia, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, pp. 233 - 247

George Mulgan AD, 2017, 'Media muzzling under the Abe administration', in Jeff Kingston (ed.), Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 17 - 29

George Mulgan AD, 2015, 'To TPP or Not TPP: Interest Groups and Trade Policy', in The Political Economy of Japanese Trade Policy, edn. Critical Studies in Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, pp. 123 - 156

George Mulgan AD, 2015, 'Understanding Japanese Trade Policy: A Political Economy Perspective', in The Political Economy of Japanese Trade Policy, edn. Critical Studies in Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, pp. 1 - 40

George Mulgan AD, 2015, 'Agriculture', in Babb J (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies, edn. First, Sage Publications, London and Thousand Oaks, Calif., pp. 737 - 761, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book233757

George Mulgan AD, 2014, 'The Politics of Trade Policy', in Kingston J (ed.), Critical Issues on Contemporary Japan, edn. First, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 24 - 36, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415857451/

George Mulgan AD, 2013, 'Nōgyō Rieki Dantai', in Inoguchi T; Jain P (ed.), Gendai no Nihon Seiji, Hara Shobō, Tokyo, pp. 152 - 173

George Mulgan AD, 2013, 'Farmers, Agricultural Policies and the Election', in Pekkanen R; Reed S; Scheiner E (ed.), Japan Decides 2012. The Japanese General Election, edn. First, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 213 - 224, http://us.macmillan.com/japandecides2012/RobertPekkanen

George Mulgan AD, 2011, 'The Farm Lobby', in Inoguchi T; Jain P (ed.), Japanese Politics Today: From Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy, edn. First, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 109 - 126

George Mulgan AD, 2011, 'The Politics of Economic Reform', in Gaunder A (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics, edn. First, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 261 - 272

George Mulgan AD, 2006, 'Japan and the Bush Agenda: Alignment or Divergence', in Beeson M (ed.), Bush and Asia: America`s Evolving Relations with East Asia, edn. First, Routledge Press, London and New York, pp. 109 - 127

George Mulgan AD, 2003, 'Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Policymaking: Perpetuating the Status Quo', in Amyx J; Drysdale P (ed.), Japanese Governance: Beyond Japan Inc., edn. Original, Routledge Curzon, London & New York, pp. 170 - 193

George Mulgan AD, 2003, 'The Dynamics of Coalition Politics in Japan', in Amyx J; Drysdale P (ed.), Japanese Governance: Beyond Japan Inc., edn. Original, Routledge Curzon, London & New York, pp. 36 - 54

George Mulgan AD, 2001, 'The Politics of Agricultural Protection in Japan', in Steven Tolliday (ed.), The Economic Development of Modern Japan 1945-1995: From Occupation to the Bubble Economy, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K., pp. 542 - 566

George Mulgan AD, 1998, 'Agriculture and Fisheries', in Keenan P (ed.), The Japan Handbook, edn. Original, Fitzroy Dearbon Publishers, Chicago, pp. 59 - 71

George Mulgan AD, 1997, 'The Politics of Deregulation and Japanese Agriculture', in The Politics of Economic Reform in Japan: Collected Papers, Pacific Economic Papers No. 270, edn. Original, Australian Japan Research Centre, Canberra, pp. 3.1 - 3.88

George Mulgan AD, 1997, 'The Japan-US Security Relationship in a New Era', in Roy D (ed.), The New Security Agenda in the Asia-Pacific Region, edn. Original, Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 140 - 169

George Mulgan AD, 1995, 'The Japanese Farm Lobby and Agricultural Policy Making', in Ravenhill J (ed.), The Political Economy of East Asia: Japan, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, pp. `133 - 154

George Mulgan AD, 1993, 'The Politics of Public Spending in the Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector', in Ogura T (ed.), Japanese Agricultural Policy Reconsidered, edn. Report of Study Group on International Issues SGII No. 14, Food And Agriculture Policy Research Centre (FAPRC), Tokyo, pp. 165 - 218

George Mulgan AD, 1993, 'Interest Groups', in Encyclopaedia of Japan, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 309 - 312

George Mulgan AD; Rapkin D, 1993, 'Rice Liberalisation and Japan's Role in the Uruguay Round: A Two-Level Game Approach', in Avery WP (ed.), World Agriculture and the GATT, edn. International Political Economy Yearbook, Vol. 7, Lynne Rienner, New York, pp. 55 - 94

George Mulgan AD, 1985, 'The Organization of Agricultural Cooperatives as a Pressure Group in Japan', in Bergmann T; Ogura T (ed.), Cooperation in World Agriculture: Experiences, Problems and Perspectives, Food and Agriculture Policy Research Centre, Tokyo, pp. 97 - 112

George Mulgan AD, 1981, 'Politics of Agricultural Protectionism in Northeast Asia: The Japanese Experience', in Anderson K; George AD (ed.), Australian Agriculture and Newly Industrialising Asia: Issues for Research, Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU; Books Australia, Inc., Canberra and Miami, Florida, pp. 44 - 67

George Mulgan AD; Ishida T, 1981, 'Nokyo: The Farmers' Representative', in Drysdale P; Kitaoji H (ed.), Japan and Australia: Two Societies and Their Interaction, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 194 - 214

Journal articles

George Mulgan A, 2019, 'Shibutsuka sareru kokka: Shihai to fukujuu no Nihon seiji [The Appropriated State: Dominance and Submission in Japanese Politics]', Social Science Japan Journal, vol. 22, pp. 280 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ssjj/jyz007

George Mulgan A, 2019, ''Abe's cabinet reshuffle'', East Asia Forum

George Mulgan A, 2019, ''Is there a crisis of Japanese democracy?'', East Asia Forum, https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/07/17/is-there-a-crisis-of-japanese-democracy/

George Mulgan A, 2019, ''How Japan manages US trade pressure'', East Asia Forum, https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/05/20/how-japan-manages-us-trade-pressure/

George Mulgan A, 2019, ''Abe’s make-or-break year'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/01/17/abes-make-or-break-year/

George Mulgan A, 2018, ''Reading Room: Asian Century…on a Knife-edge'', Australian Outlook, https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/asian-century-on-a-knife-edge/

George Mulgan A, 2018, ''Great Powers in 2018: Japan’s Regional Offensive'', The Australian outlook

George Mulgan A, 2018, ''Hardening the hedge: Japan's security strategy revisited'', East Asia Forum

George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''Deja-vu all over again in US-Japan trade'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/13/deja-vu-all-over-again-in-us-japan-trade/

George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''What’s wrong with Japan’s bureaucrats?'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/05/03/whats-wrong-with-japans-bureaucrats/

George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''Abe getting schooled by Moritomo scandal'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/03/21/abe-getting-schooled-by-moritomo-scandal/

George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''CPTPP a boost for Japan’s regional trade leadership'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/02/27/cptpp-a-boost-for-japans-regional-trade-leadership/

George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''Will Japan's checks and balances survive the teflon prime minister in 2018?'', East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/01/03/will-japans-checks-and-balances-survive-the-teflon-prime-minister-in-2018/

Honma M; George Mulgan AD, 2018, ''Political Economy of Agricultural Reform in Japan under Abe's Administration'', Asian Economic Policy Review, vol. 13, pp. 128 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aepr.12208

George Mulgan AD, 2017, ''Japan’s Rush to Conclude TPP-11'', The Diplomat, https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/japans-rush-to-conclude-tpp-11/

George Mulgan AD, 2017, ''Time to Consider "Active Deterrence" Of North Korea'', The Diplomat, https://thediplomat.com/2017/09/time-to-consider-active-deterrence-of-north-korea/