Dr Saori Shibata

School of East Asian Studies

Lecturer in East Asian Studies

S.Shibata@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Saori Shibata
School of East Asian Studies
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

Dr Shibata joined SEAS in 2021 after working as lecturer in Political Economy of Japan at Leiden University (2014-2021).

She completed a PhD in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK (2015). 

Qualifications

2015
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, Department of Political Science and International Studies (UK)

Thesis: Consensus-based to a Disorganized Model of Japanese Capitalism: The emergence of new forms of labour activism

2007
M.A., University of Birmingham, Department of Political Science and International Studies (UK)

Research interests

Saori’s research focuses on Japan’s political economy, including the changing nature of work, the digital economy and how Japan’s model of capitalism is transforming. This draws on institutionalist approaches to capitalism and critical political economy. She has published on these topics in journals such as New Political Economy, Review of International Political Economy and British Journal of Political Science. She is the author of Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus published by Cornell University Press.  

Publications

Books

  • Shibata S (2020) Contesting Precarity in Japan The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus. Cornell University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Shibata S (2022) Public Health and Capitalism in Japan: The Impact of Labour Market Challenges and Welfare on Public Health In van der Veere A, Schneider F & Lo CY-P (Ed.), Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Health Governance, Migrant Labour, and International Health Crises Amsterdam University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shibata S (2021) Contradiction and Discontent in Japan: Abenomics and the Failing Politics of Economic Reform In Maslow S & Wirth C (Ed.), Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State State University of New York Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shibata S (2020) Re-packaging old policies? ‘Abenomics’ and the lack of an alternative growth model for Japan’s political economy In Chiavacci D & Lechevalier S (Ed.), Japanese Political Economy Revisited Abenomics and Institutional Change Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shibata S & Bailey D (2018) Contesting anti-austerity in low resistance models of capitalism In Fishwick A & Connolly H (Ed.), Austerity and Working-Class Resistance Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

Teaching interests

Saori constantly strives in her teaching to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and aim to inspire them in their learning, in particularly through the adoption of a range of innovative teaching methods that are designed to ensure participation within the classroom and a depth of learning.

Teaching activities

For academic year 2021/22 I am teaching the following modules:

EAS10XXX – Thinking Transnationally 

EAS2031 – Postwar Japanese Politics 

EAS683 – Global Governance and Japan

EAS6236 – Postwar Japanese Politics