Publications and Working Papers in English

Prof. Makoto Usami

Articles and Book Chapters
1. Makoto Usami, “Retroactive Justice: Trials for Human Rights Violations under a Prior Regime,” in Burton M. Leiser and Tom D. Campbell (eds.), Human Rights in Philosophy and Practice, Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2001, pp. 423–442.
   > Abstract 2. Makoto Usami, “Global Justice: Redistribution, Reparation, and Reformation,” Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 109, 2007, pp. 162–169.
   > Abstract 3. Makoto Usami, “Law as Public Policy: Combining Justice with Interest,” in Tadeusz Biernat and Marek Zirk-Sadowski (eds.), Politics of Law and Legal Policy: Between Modern and Post-Modern Jurisprudence, Warsaw: Wolters Kluwer Polska, 2008, pp. 292–315.
   > Abstract 4. Makoto Usami, “Intergenerational Justice: Rights versus Fairness,” Philosophy Study, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2011, pp. 237–246.
   > Abstract 5. Makoto Usami, “Intergenerational Rights: A Philosophical Examination,” in Patricia Hanna (ed.), An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 5, Athens: Athens Institute of Education and Research, 2011, pp. 333–342.
   > Abstract 6. Makoto Usami, “Deliberation, Expertise and Sustainability,” in Kazuhiro Ueta and Yukio Adachi (eds.), Transition Management for Sustainable Development, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2014, pp. 189–204.
7. Makoto Usami, “Law and Public Policy in Contemporary Japan,” in Yukio Adachi, Sukehiro Hosono and Jun Iio (eds.), Policy Analysis in Japan, International Library of Policy Analysis, Bristol: Policy Press, 2015, pp. 73–87.
8. Makoto Usami, “Justice after Catastrophe: Responsibility and Security,” Ritsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2015, pp. 215–230.
9. Makoto Usami, “Defining Truth Commission,” Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 56–61.
   > Abstract & full text10. Makoto Usami, “Moral Grounds for Indigenous Hunting Rights,” in Dawid Bunikowski (ed.), Philosophy of Law in the Arctic, University of the Arctic, 2016, pp. 100–108 (e-book).
   > Abstract & full text    > Full text of the book

1. Makoto Usami, “Shallow Grounds for Shallow Judicial Decision: A Response to Sunstein,” Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 132, 2012, pp. 41–44.

Edited Volumes of Journals
1. Tetsu Sakurai and Makoto Usami (eds.), Human Rights and Global Justice: The 10th Kobe Lectures, July 2011 (Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 139), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014.    > Overview and contents

Discussion Papers
1. Makoto Usami, “World Poverty and Justice beyond Borders,” Discussion Paper, No. 05–04, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2005.
   > Full text 2. Makoto Usami, “Government, Civil Society, and Posterity,” Discussion Paper, No. 07–12, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2007.
   > Full text 3. Makoto Usami, “Law as Policy: Justice and Interest,” Discussion Paper, No. 08–09, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2008. (Turkish translation, 2012.)
   > Full text 4. Makoto Usami, “The Non-Identity Problem, Collective Rights, and the Threshold Conception of Harm,” Discussion Paper, No. 2011–04, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2011.
   > Full text 5. Makoto Usami, “Intergenerational Justice: The Rights of Future People or the Duty of Fair Play,” Discussion Paper, No. 2011–05, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2011.
   > Full text 6. Makoto Usami, “Deliberation, Expertise and Sustainability,” Discussion Paper, No. 2013–01, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2013.
   > Full text 7. Makoto Usami, “Global Justice: From Responsibility to Rights,” Discussion Paper, No. 2013–02, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2013.
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Other Members

1. Ria Adoracion A. Lambino, “Public Disclosure and Environmental Performance in Laguna de Bay Region, Philippines,” International Journal of Sustainable Future for Human Security, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 15–22 (2013).
2. Ria Adoracion A. Lambino, “Reform Space and the Adoption of an Innovative Environmental Disclosure Program in the Philippines,” Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 191–210 (2013).
3. Ria Adoracion A. Lambino, “The Transfer and Adoption of an Environmental Information Disclosure Program in the Philippines,” Public Policy and Administration Research, Vol. 3, No. 12, pp. 153–168 (2013).
4. Chiba, Tomoyo and Kazuo Matsushita, “Payments for Ecosystem Services in Japan: Private Sectors' Approach in the Rural Areas,” International Journal of Sustainable Future for Human Security, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 68–76 (2013).
5. Mina Lee, “Efficiency Analysis of R&D Productivity within the Korean Renewable Energy Technology Sector,” New & Renewable Energy, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 1–15 (2015).
6. Mina Lee, “The price of photovoltaic technology and the impact of R&D,” Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 1–10 (2016).
7. Akiko Takano, “Land- Based Pollution of the Sea and Due Dligence Obligaitons,” Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization, Vol. 60, pp. 92–98 (2017).
8. Akiko Takano, “Due Dligence Obligaitons and Transboundary Environmental Harms: Cybersecurity Applications,” Laws, Vol. 7, No. 36, pp. 1–12 (2018).
9. Laÿna Droz, “Watsuji's Idea of the Self and the Problem of Spatial Distance in Environmental Ethics,” European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, No. 3, pp. 145–168 (2018).
10. Benoit Dugua et Leila Chakroun, “Planifier avec le territoire: la dynamique des lieux de projets a l’epreuve des approches participatives et paysageres,” VertigO: La revue electronique en sciences de l'environnement, Volume 19, Numero 1, pp. 1–38 (2019).
11. Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, “High school students' seismic risk perception and preparedness in Savar, Dhaka,” Educational Research and Reviews, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 168–177 (2019).
12. Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, “Risk perception and awareness of earthquake: The case of Dhaka,” International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 65–82 (2019).
13. Laÿna Droz, “Redefining Sustainability: From Self-Determination to Environmental Autonomy,” Philosophies, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 1–14 (2019).
14. Laÿna Droz, "Watsuji’s Milieu and Intergenerational Ethics," Environmental Ethics, Vol. 41, Issue 1, pp. 37-51 (2019).
15. Laÿna Droz, "Environmental Individual Responsibility for Accumulated Consequences," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 33, pp. 111-125 (2019).
16. Laÿna Droz, "Transnational Civil Disobedience as a Catalyst for Sustainable Democracy," Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 161, pp. 123-134 (2019).
17. Keith Alverson and Hikaru Shirai, "Technological Solutions to Marine Plastic Litter," Journal of Ocean Technology, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2020).
18. Yumiko Takemae (2020), "Functions of Public-Private Partnerships in Climate Change Adaptation," Journal of Environmental Information Science, Volume 2019, Issue 2, pp. 1-12.

Ayako Hirata (Associate Professor, 2015-2017)

1. Enforcement Processes of Administrative Law: Empirical and Economic Analysis on the Dynamics of Environmental Regulation in Japan. Tokyo: Bokutakusha. (2009) (in Japanese)

Published Articles
1.  “Management of Commons After Making Regulations: A Survey on Citizen Participation in Regulatory Enforcement” Ho-shakaigaku, Vol.73, pp. 45-68. (2009) (in Japanese)
2.  “Human Flotsam, Legal Fallout: Japan’s Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown,” (with Robert B Leflar, Masayuki Murayama, and Shozo Ota) Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Vol.27, pp. 107-124. (2012)
3. “Regulatory Enforcement of Environmental Law in Japan: An Analysis on the Water Control Pollution Act Implementation,” in Dimitri Vanoverbeke et al., (ed.), The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Empirical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making. (2014)

Short Pieces
1. “Academic Networks Beyond National Borders,” Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 29- June 1, 2014.

Translation into Japanese
1. Hou, Ekigaku, Shimin-shakai, Bokutakusha. (2009)(with Shozo Ota, Toshihide Tsuda, Nominchmeg Odsuren, and Masahiko Saeki) [Sana Loue, (2002) Case Studies in Forensic Epidemiology, Plenum Pub.]




Prof. Makoto Usami

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