MASUDA, Minoru

Programs and Languages

  • japanese|english|
  • japanese|english|


International History, History of British Politics and Diplomacy

Research Topic

My main research interest includes the following subjects; International history of the Twentieth Century, especially: the history of Anglo-American and European-American relations, the history of European integration and the history of Imperial disintegration. What I aim to do in my research is to reconstruct the process of the making of contemporary Western society in political and economic sense, using archival materials as primary sources.

Message for Applicants

"Understanding of the political & diplomatic history of the Western society in the late-modern era (c. 1870?) is indispensable part of the study of the international relations. As a graduate student, you will be dealing with first-hand materials from governmental archives in order to reconstruct the recent past of our world. If you are interested in such kind of activities, please apply for the GSIR.

Advised Master’s Thesis (Last 5 years)

  • ブレア労働党政権の外交理念と対外介入
I am currently working on a JSPS subsidized research project titled, 'The Boundaries of the Cold War' as a project manager. My most recent publication is a book on political and diplomatic history of the Western World between 1871-2012.(Published in Japanese only).