CEE-Japan Forum for the 21st Century in Japanese
Democracy and Market Economics in Central and Eastern Europe:
Are New Institutions Being Consolidated?
September 3-5 , 2003
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Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
Kita 9, Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo
JAPAN 060-0809

September 3 (Wed.)
15:30-17:30: Opening Speech:

IEDA, Osamu (Director, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan)

Opening Lectures:

TANAKA, Yoshitomo (Former Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Japan)

Central European Transformation as seen by a Japanese diplomat

ÁGH, Attila (Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary)

The Adolescence of East Central European Democracies: Enhanced Democratic Deficit as an Obstacle to, and Europeanization as an opportunity for Further Democratization

Uvalić, Milica (University of Perugia, Italy)

Transition twelve years after - Specific problems of Southeast Europe
HAYASHI, Tadayuki (SRC, Japan)

September 4 (Thu.)

9:30-11:30: Session 1: Democratization and Marketization in the Former Soviet Countries

MINAGAWA, Shugo (Aich Syukutoku University, Japan)

Parliamentary Democracy in Russia at a Crossroads

SUHARA, Manabu (Nihon University, Japan)

The Political Economy of Corruption in Systemic Transformation: A Case Study of Russia
Chair: MATSUZATO, Kimitaka (SRC, Japan)
Discussants: KIMURA, Hiroshi (Takusyoku University, Japan)
SHIMOTOMAI, Nobuo (Hosei University, Japan)

13:30-15:30: Session 2: Consolidation of CEE Democracy

KOSTELECKÝ, Tomáš (Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Rebublic)

Political Transformation in Central-Eastern Europe
- on the way between Communism and the European Union

SZOMOLÁNYI, Soňa (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Institutions, Political Elites and the Democratic Consolidation of the CEE region: The Case of Slovakia
Chair: IEDA, Osamu (SRC, Japan)
Discussants: TAKAHARA, Akio (Rikkyo University, Japan)
HIRATA, Takeshi (Tohoku University, Japan)

15:45-17:45: Session 3: Political Economy of Transformation: Part 1

SOJKA, Milan (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Czech Transformation Strategy and Its Economic Consequences: A Case of an Institutional Failure

HAYASHI, Tadayuki (SRC, Japan)

“Neo-liberals” and the Politics of Economic Transformation in the Post-Communist Czech Republic
Chair: TABATA, Shinichiro (SRC, Japan)
Discussants: FRANIČEVIĆ, Vojmir (Zagreb Udniversity, Croatia)
TSUKIMURA, Taro (Kobe University, Japan)

September 5(Fri.)
9:30-11:30: Session 4: CEE Countries and Japan

SATO, Tsuneaki (Professor Emeritus of Yokohama City University, Japan)

The Japanese Economy in Search of a New Identity:
A Reappraisal of the “Japan Model” and Its Applicability to Emerging Capitalist Economies

ITO, Takayuki (Waseda University, Japan)

Electoral Regime and Party System:
Japan and Poland from an Institutional Perspective, 1989-2001
Chair: MATSUZATO, Kimitaka (SRC, Japan)
Discussants: NAKAMURA, Kenich (Hokkaido University, Japan)
UEGAKI, Akira (Seinan Gakuin U, Japan)

13:30-15:30: Session 5: Political Economy of CEE Transformation: Part 2

GEDEON, Peter (Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary)

Market and Democracy: The Dual Transition in Hungary

MORITA, Tsuneo (Tateyama Laboratory Hungary, Japan)

Ten Questions on the System Transformation
Chair: ITO, Takayuki (Waseda University, Japan)
Discussants: TABATA, Shinichiro (SRC, Japan)
SOJKA, Milan (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

15:45-17:45: Session 6: Transformation in South Eastern Europe

TSUKIMURA, Taro (Kobe University, Japan)

Has Democratization Consolidated Democracies in the Former Yugoslavia?

FRANIČEVIĆ, Vojmir (Zagreb University, Croatia)

Real and Perceived Inequality, Poverty and Well-being in South East Europe:
Challenges of the Welfare State and Democracy
Chair: HAYASHI, Tadayuki (SRC, Japan)
Discussants: ÁGH, Attila (Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary)
IEDA, Osamu (SRC, Japan)

Contact : HAYASHI, Tadayuki (SRC, Japan)
Tel: (+81) 11-706-3157 , E-mail: tad@slav.hokudai.ac.jp