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Yves Tiberghien
Faculty Associate, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Associate Professor, Political Science & Director, Institute of Asian Research; Co-Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program
Office: Political Science, Buchanan C, Room 416
Office Phone: (604) 822-4358
  Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford) is a specialist in comparative politics (Japan, Korea, and EU, France) and international political economy. His core interest lies in the interactions between globalization and domestic politics and in the debate on the convergence of types of capitalism under financial globalization. He is the Director of the Institute of Asian Research and Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program at UBC.

His dissertation examined the impact of financial globalization on the politics of corporate restructuring in Japan, France and South Korea--three OECD countries where the state has historically played an important role in the economy. In contrast to usual explanations, this dissertation argued that structural reforms were the result of state mediation of financial globalization.

Yves has several ongoing research projects at the moment: a project on the growing convergence of policy responses to globalization between Japan and the EU, a project on the sources of change in Japanís political economy, a project on the EUís role as a mediator of globalization, and a project on politics of global GMO governance.

He has published the book, Leadership in Global Institution Building: Minervaís Rule (2013) and contributed to Chapter 9: ďThe Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Regime Change in Japan" in Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession (2012).


Yves Tiberghien
In the wake of the tragic Sichuan earthquake, something big is astir in China. It was not just the earth that shook on this peaceful afternoon of May 12, 2008. Society and the political world moved as well.
5 June 2008
Yves Tiberghien
In Entrepreneurial States, an innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder systems, Yves Tiberghien analyzes the modern partnership between the state and global capital in attaining structural domestic change.
18 August 2007
Currently Teaching:
Poli 322-001: Japanese Government and Politics; Poli 327: European Integration; Poli 516/423B: Current Debates in Comparative Political Economy; Poli 490: Honours Seminar
Graduate Student Supervision:
(field supervisor) "Why Reforms Failed: Policy Competition and Regulatory Adaptation in Japan's Postwar Health Policy" (Ph.D thesis completed Oct 2002)
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