Karol  Zakowski Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Karol Zakowski

Assistant Professor
University of Lodz, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Karol Zakowski, PhD in political science, is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz. His research focuses on the evolution of the Japanese political scene and Sino-Japanese relations. He is author of Decision-Making Reform in Japan: The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government (Routledge, 2015) as well as other books, journal articles and book chapters.


Visiting researcher, Keio University (2012-2013, Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship)
Internship, Japanese Diet (2009)
Visiting scholar, Kwansei Gakuin University (2008-2009)
Japanese language course, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai (2006)


    M.A., University of Lodz, Lodz, 2006
    Ph.D., University of Lodz, Lodz, 2010

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Foreign policy of Japan.
    Sino-Japanese relations.
    Decision-making process in Japan.


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Asian Journal of Political Science

Evolution of the Japanese Political Scene: Toward a Non-Issue-Oriented Two-Party

Published: Aug 30, 2011 by Asian Journal of Political Science
Authors: Karol Zakowski
Subjects: Asian Studies

This article examines the nature of the two-party system in Japan. The electoral reform of 1994 has finally led to an alternation of power, but contrary to the predictions of the reformers, the competition between two major Japanese parties is not based on any substantial differences in their political programs.