Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies looks at the interdisciplinary research of high-priority disciplines of Waseda Institute for Advanced Study. It provides cutting edge research and brings together researchers from within and outside Waseda University in interdisciplinary domains, invigorating research and researchers with the exchange of approaches, ideas, techniques and information. WIAS recruits researchers from the humanities and social sciences, conducts advanced research that identifies issues for the future and carves out new fields of study. The series is an excellent platform to showcase such research and will be of invaluable use in promoting and contributing to the progress of these fields.
Transnational Labour Migration, Livelihoods and Agrarian Change in Nepal The Remittance Village
Incorporating Patient Knowledge in Japan and the UK A Study of Eczema and the Steroid Controversy
Electoral Survey Methodology Insight from Japan on using computer assisted personal interviews
Why Policy Representation Matters The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments
By Ramesh Sunam
April 15, 2020
Through the prism of a Nepali remittance village, this book critically examines poverty and livelihood dynamics remade through transnational labour migration and remittances, and their interrelationships with land, rural labour and agriculture. The concept of The Remittance Village emphasises ...
By Miho Ushiyama
September 04, 2019
Since the turn of the millennium, the potential for patients’ knowledge to contribute to medical knowledge has been increasingly recognized by medical sociologists and anthropologists. Where previously such knowledge may have been written off as 'beliefs' and assumed to be inaccurate when it ...
By Masanobu Suzuki
February 16, 2017
In recent years, there has been a noticeable and enthusiastic increase of interest in Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines in Japan. The legends of these temples and shrines are recorded in many historical manuscripts and these genealogies have such great significance that some of them have been ...
Edited By Meng Ji, Michael Oakes, Li Defeng, Lidun Hareide
August 08, 2016
This book introduces the latest advances in Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), a thriving subfield of Translation Studies which forms an important part of both translator training and empirical translation research. Largely empirical and exploratory, a distinctive feature of CBTS is the ...
By Masanobu Suzuki
May 25, 2016
Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous ...
Edited By Masaru Kohno, Yoshitaka Nishizawa
April 04, 2016
While it has been some time since computer technologies were first introduced to social surveys, their methodological advantages, as well as potential limitations, are not yet fully appreciated by the relevant communities of scholars, mass media and governmental organizations. What can ...
By Luigi Curini, Willy Jou, Vincenzo Memoli
June 26, 2015
Elections are a fundamental element of democracy, since elected governments reflect voter preferences. At the same time, it is inevitable that policies pursued by any government closely resemble the preferences of some citizens, while alienating others who hold different views. Previous works have ...
By Zhenjie Zhou
October 27, 2014
Corporate crime in China has garnered worldwide attention and in the recent years we have witnessed positive legislative and administrative efforts by the Chinese government to prevent corporate misconducts. This book first defines the meaning of corporate crime in China and answers the basic ...