Takumi Shibaike is a political scientist specializing in global governance and civil society. His research bridges the theoretical insights of studies on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), public opinions, and social movements, contributing to the broader discussions of international relations and comparative politics.
As a Max Weber Fellow, Takumi investigates why successful advocacy campaigns at the global level have often failed to generate behavioral changes at the local level. He explores how different segments of the local public respond to the advocacy campaigns of foreign and domestic environmental NGOs.
Takumi holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. His dissertation develops a theory of small NGO influence to explain why global governance is focused on a certain handful of issues while ignoring others that are equally, if not more, urgent, exploiting the unique properties of biodiversity and wildlife governance.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
Takumi has taught an introductory course on international relations as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. His teaching interests include courses on nonstate actors, environmental politics, and empirical methods in political science.