BRUMMER, Matthew

Position Assistant Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Specialty Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STI); International Relations Theory; Japanese foreign and security policy
Current Research Interests The political determinants of STI; Threat perception in international relations; Japanese military innovation; Emerging 21st century technology, especially the “Battery Wars”

Professional Appointments:

2020-present: Lecturer, GRIPS

2015-present: Consultant, METI

2017-2019: Lecturer, Hosei University

2016-2019: Contributor, The Economist


Recent Publications:

Brummer, M. (2021). “Innovation and Threats.” Defence and Peace Economics. Routledge.


・Oren, E., M. Brummer. (2020). “Reexamining Threat Perception in Early Cold War Japan.” Journal of Cold War Studies. 22:4. MIT Press.


・Oren, E., M. Brummer. (2020). “Threat Perception, Government Centralization, and Political Instrumentality in Abe Shinzo’s Japan.” Australian Journal of International Affairs. 74:6. Routledge.


Brummer, M. (2019). “Bridges over Troubled History: Japan’s Foreign Policy in Asia.” International Studies Review. 21:1. OUP.


・Schmid, J., M. Brummer, & M.Z. Taylor. (2017). “Innovation and Alliances.” Review of Policy Research. 34:5. Wiley.


Brummer, M., E. Oren. (2017). “Israel and Japan’s Rising Sun Relations.” Foreign Affairs. CFR.


Brummer, M. (2017). “Tangoing with Schumpeter: The Security Politics of Science & Technology.” International Studies Review. 19:2. OUP.


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