David Chiavacci

University of Zurich, Switzerland


David Chiavacci is Professor in Social Science of Japan at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining Zurich, he was affiliated to the Free University Berlin (Germany), the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and the University of Tokyo (Japan). His research covers political and economic sociology of contemporary Japan in a comparative perspective. He is known for his publications on social movements, social inequality as well as Japan’s new immigration and immigration policy. His recent publications include Re-emerging from Invisibility: Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Julia Obinger), Japanese Political Economy Revisited: Abenomics and Institutional Change (Routledge, 2019, co-edited with Sébastien Lechevalier) as well as Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth (Amsterdam University Press, 2020, co-edited with Simona Grano and Julia Obinger).