Ryuta Ito

    Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs.

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Research Interests

  • Int’l Politics, IR theory, Politics, Diplomatic History, Political Psychology
 

Education

March 2009B.A. in Law, Keio University
March 2011M.A. in Law, Keio University
March 2017Ph.D. in Law, Keio University
 

Professional Experience

April 2009-March 2013Teaching Assistant, Keio University
April 2011-March 2012Fellow, Koizumi Shinzo Scholarship
November 2013-March 2014Research Associate, Keio University
April 2017-March 2018Assistant Professor, Keio University
April 2018-presentPart-time Lecturer, Keio University
April 2019-presentPart-time Lecturer, JMSDF Academy
August 2019-present Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
 

Publlications

  • Human Mind and War (Tokyo: Fuyoshoboshuppan, 2020) (in Japanese), forthcoming.
  • “Anger and Aggression in International Politics: A New Realist Theory Based on Recalibrational Theory of Anger in Evolutionary
  •   Psychology,” paper presented at the 2020 annual convention of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii,
  •   forthcoming.
  • “Why does Nationalism Cause war? A New Realist Theory Based on Evolutionary and Neuroscientific Research about Tribalism,”
  •   paper presented at the 2020 annual convention of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, forthcoming.
  • “The Application of Evolutionary Politics Science to International Relations: The Case of Realist Theory,” paper presented at
  •   the 2019 annual convention of the International Studies Association, Denver, Colorado, pp. 1-16.
  • “The Causes and Consequences of Overconfidence in International Politics: A New Realist Theory Based on Optimism Bias in
  •   Neuroscience,” paper presented at the 2019 annual convention of the International Studies Association, Denver, Colorado,
  •   pp. 1-11.
  • “The Grand Strategy of Realism,” Strategic Studies, Vol. 25 (October 2019), pp. 185-196.
  • “Reconstructing Positivist Methodology in IR Through Scientific Realism: How to Defend Theoretical Pluralism Without Falling into
  •   the Trap of Relativism,” paper presented at the 2019 annual convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto,
  •   Ontario, pp. 1-15,
  • “International Relation Theory and Case Study: Toward Construction of a New Methodological Framework,” Journal of law,
  •   politics and sociology, Vol. 92, No. 1 (January 2019), pp. 379-404 (in Japanese).
  • “The Second Sino-Japanese War and Nationalism: A Study from the Perspective of Realist Theory,” paper presented at the 2018
  •   annual convention of Japan Association of International Security, Shibuya, Tokyo (in Japanese).
  • “Why Does Nationalism Cause War?: Toward Construction of a New Theoretical Framework,” paper presented at the 2018
  •   annual convention of Japan Association for International Relations, Saitama, Saitama (in Japanese).
  • “Application of Evolutionary Political Science to International Politics: The Case of Its Contribution to Realist Theory,” paper
  •   presented at the 2018 annual convention of Japan Association for International Relations, Kobe, Hyogo (in Japanese).
  • “The Scientific validity of Realist Theory: A reexamination of Tribalism and Power Politics through Evolutionary Political Science,”
  •   paper presented at the 2017 regular convention of Japan Association of International Security, Shibuya, Tokyo (in Japanese).
  • “A Realist Theory of Overconfidence: The Case of the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact, 1941,” Japan Association of International
  •   Security, Vol. 44, No. 4 (March 2017), pp. 58-73 (in Japanese).
  • 【Ph.D. Thesis】 Human Mind and war: Realism based on Evolutionary Political Science, Keio University (January 2017),
  •   pp. 1-184 (in Japanese).
  • “Emotion and Realism in International Politics: A Case Study of the Tripartite Pact,” Journal of law and political studies,
  •   Vol. 100 (Spring 2014), pp. 155-185 (in Japanese).
  • “Prospect Theory in the Study of International Politics: Methodological Problems and Theoretical Implications,” Journal of law and
  •   political studies, Vol. 98 (Autumn 2013), pp. 103-132 (in Japanese).
  • “Review of Whose Ideas Matter?: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism, by Amitav Acharya,” Asian Journal of Public Affairs,
  •   Vol. 5, No. 1 (April 2012), pp. 99-101.
  • 【M.A. thesis】 A reconsideration of Realism: The possibility of socio-biological approach and its examination, Keio University
  •   (March 2011),pp. 1-107 (in Japanese).
  • “Review of Series Community Ecology 2: an Approach from Evolutionary Biology,” Newsletter of Ecological Society of Japan,
  •   Vol. 21 (May 2010), pp. 12-14 (in Japanese).
  • “Review of China's Struggle for Status: The Realignment of International Relations, by Yong Deng,” Asian Journal of Public
  •   Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2010), pp. 107-108.
  • “Realist ontology and neoclassical realism: Darwin, Anarchy, a reinterpretation of realist theory,” Proceedings of Keio University
  •   Graduate School of Law, Vol. 50 (March 2010), pp. 147-182 (in Japanese).

Associations/Memberships

  • International Studies Association, Japan Association for International Relations, Japan Association for International Security, The Japan Society of Strategic Studies