Dr. Rosario Laratta

Specialization: Political Science and Social Policy

Dr. Rosario Laratta

Qualifications:

2003-2006, The University of Warwick, Department of Sociology and Politics, PhD (Political sociology)
2002-2003, The University of Warwick, Department of Sociology and Politics, MA (Political sociology)
2001-2002, Bocconi University, Department of Public Policy and Administration, MPA (Public administration)
1996-2000, The University of Calabria, Department of Political Science, BA (Hons.) (Political science)

Current and Previous Academic Affiliations:

Full-time Positions
2017 – Now, Yamanashi Gakuin University, iCLA (International College of Liberal Arts), Professor
2014 – 2017, Meiji University, Graduate School of Global Governance, Cross-Appointed Professor
2010 – 2017, Meiji University, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Associate Professor
2008 – 2010, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Assistant Professor
2006 – 2008, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, JSPS Postdoctoral Research
Adjunct Positions
2017 – 2018, Meiji University, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Adjunct Lecturer
2016 – 2017, International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Adjunct Lecturer
2015 – 2016, Temple University, Continuing Education Program, Adjunct Lecturer
2014 – 2018, Sophia University, Faculty of Human Science, Adjunct Lecturer
2014 – 2015, Chuo University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Lecturer
2007 – 2018, International Christian University, Graduate School of Public Policy, Adjunct Lecturer
2003 – 2006, The University of Warwick, Department of Sociology and Politics, Teaching Assistant
2000 – 2001, The University of Calabria, Department of Political Science, Teaching Assistant

Profile

Professor Laratta is especially interested in the roles and responsibilities of the nonprofit sector in terms of providing avenues of civic participation and representation of interests in the political system. In his extensive research on Japan, Professor Laratta investigated how diverse values and interests are aggregated through associations and represented to the political system through political advocacy and lobbying of the government by many nonprofit groups. He also conducted diverse studies on the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon governance in Japan. He is author of several books such as ‘Nonprofit Organizations in England and Japan: Examining Advocacy, Accountability, and Ethical Climate’, ‘The Coproduction of Elderly Care Services: The Case of Japan” and editor of books such as ‘Social Welfare’, ‘Social Enterprise’, and ‘An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare Issues”. He has also published several dozens of articles, most of which are peer-reviewed papers on leading international journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Social Policy and Society and the Public Management Review. Over the last fifteen years he taught over 50 courses (both for undergrads and postgrads) at eight different universities in Japan. His teaching philosophy is driven by a student-based participatory approach with a strong emphasis on active learning. He acts as a peer-reviewer for several academic peer-reviewed journals and he is an active member of different academic associations in Japan and abroad.

Research: