Kenta Hirami

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
The Era of Securitization and International Economic Law: Rethinking the Relationship between State and Market
Against the backdrop of the destabilization of international politics due to the rise of China, the blurring of the boundaries between military and civilian technologies due to the digital revolution and other technological innovations, and the need to overcome foreign dependence in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, the so-called "securitization of the economy" has been progressing in recent years, and a wide range of economic activities are becoming subject to security regulations.
This research focuses on the fact that this trend toward economic security has led to an increase and normalization of state intervention in the market (i.e., a transformation of the relationship between the state and the market), and examines how such structural changes affect the existing international economic legal order, which takes the idea of the free market as its supreme mission. Specifically, I will examine the issue from the perspective of both the impact on the interpretive theory of individual rules and the impact on the structural aspects of the legal order.


Thank you for selecting me for the Inamori Research Grant. Through this research, I will make every effort to produce meaningful results not only theoretically but also practically.

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