Message from Director

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The Afrasian Research Centre has started a new project on theorization of governance for materialization of multicultural society from April 2014. This project is to further our research on multiculturalism by focusing on local knowledge in non-Western global regions.

The prevalent theories of governance have been comprised mainly of discourses of institutions, government, and non-governmental political organizations, and often resulted in the ignoring of local lives and cultures. In order to transcend this state of governance theories, the Centre has set in the current project a specific scope on collaboration between regional studies and international relations.

This will hopefully enable the Centre to engage in connecting local and micro knowledge to governance on an international level. By putting together micro and macro knowledge on governance scattered regionally, we hope to contribute to existing body of knowledge regarding world governance.

Kosuke Shimizu
Director of the
Afrasian Research Centre,
Ryukoku University