Saori Shibata is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.
My research focuses on Japan’s political economy, including labour market relations, the labour movement, the digital economy and the changing nature of work. In particular, I am interested in how Japan’s model of capitalism is changing, and becoming more neoliberal, and how this is being contested by Japan’s increasingly precarious workforce. This draws on institutionalist approaches to capitalism and critical political economy, and contributes to debates in both international and comparative political economy.
2015 PhD ‘Consensus-based to a Disorganized Model of Japanese Capitalism: The emergence of new forms of labour activism’, University of Birmingham
2007 MA International Political Economy, University of Birmingham
- Shibata, S. (forthcoming) Contesting Precarity: The Rise of Non-regular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus in Japan’, Cornell University Press.
- Shibata, S. (forthcoming) ‘Gig work and the discourse of autonomy: fictitious freedom in Japan’s digital economy’, New Political Economy.
- BA2 Introduction to Japan’s Political economy (PEIR Lecture)
- BA3 The Politics, Economics, and International Relations of Japan (PEIR seminar)
- BA International Studies: Economics East Asia
- BA International Studies Macroeconomics (2015-2017)
- MA in Asian Studies: Political Economy of Contemporary Japanese Capitalism
- BA3 Thesis seminar
- BAIS 3 Thesis seminar