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Takumi Shibaike

Takumi Shibaike

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Takumi Shibaike

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2020


Takumi Shibaike, assistant professor of political science, will teach classes in global environmental politics, non-governmental organizations and global governance. Previously, Shibaike was an assistant professor of international relations at Duke Kunshan University. He also served as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

He investigates how civil society activism shapes the public understanding of environmental issues, such as species conservation and climate change. His peer-reviewed articles have been featured in International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and other publications. His research has been supported by the Canon Foundation-EUI Research Fellowship and the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant. Shibaike earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2020.

Areas of Expertise

Global environmental politics, non-governmental organizations, global governance.

Research Interests

How civil society activism shapes the public understanding of environmental issues, such as species conservation and climate change.


Referred Publications

6. Shibaike, Takumi. (2013). “The power of specialization: NGO advocacy in global conservation governance.” International Studies Quarterly, 67(2), sqad023.

5. Bloodgood, Elizabeth, Jesse Bourns, Michael Lenczner, Takumi Shibaike, Jenny Tabet, Amy Melvin, and
Wendy H. Wong. (2023). “Understanding national nonprofit data environments.” Nonprofit and Voluntary

Sector Quarterly, 52(2), 281–303.

4. Shibaike, Takumi, Wendy H. Wong, Sarah S. Stroup, and Alfred Oduro. (2023). “The stories they tell: What INGO mission statements reveal about their authority.” Global Society, 37(1), 23–50.

3. DeMa‹ee, Anthony, Nick Gertler, Takumi Shibaike, and Elizabeth Bloodgood. (2022). “Laws in translation: Comparing techniques to translate legal texts.” Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, 20(2), 13–21.

2. Shibaike, Takumi. (2022). “Legitimacy and legitimation practices: An analysis of TSMO networks.” Complexity, Governance, & Networks, 8(2), 1–22.

1. Shibaike, Takumi. (2022). “Small NGOs and agenda-setting in global conservation governance: The case of pangolin conservation.” Global Environmental Politics, 22(2), 45–69.

Working Papers

5. Shibaike, Takumi and Bi Zhao. “Who tells your story? How civil society actors advance justice discourse” Cambridge Elements in Organizational Response to Climate Change (Under contract)

4. Shibaike, Takumi. “Why do INGOs fail in the Global South? How heterogeneous interests condition the effects of conservation advocacy campaigns.” (R&R) • Pre-registration on OSF. “Civil society advocacy for wildlife conservation in Vietnam.”

3. Shibaike, Takumi and Graeme Auld. “Conservation governance: Complex relationship between the governor and the governed.”

2. Oduro, Alfred and Takumi Shibaike. “Legitimation of civil society at the Organisation of African Unity.” (under review)

1. Zhao, Bi and Takumi Shibaike. “Framing climate justice at UNFCCC.” (under review)

Non-referred Publications

2. Shibaike, Takumi. 2019. “For academic collaboration (in Japanese)” Japan NPO Research Association Newsletter

1. Shibaike, Takumi. 2015. “Human rights in G7.” Lexis®PSL Public Law Datasets

1. Bloodgood, Elizabeth, Jesse Bourns, Michael Lenczner, Amy Melvin, Jenny Tabbet, Takumi Shibaike, and Wendy H. Wong. 2020. “Global Register of Nonprofit Data Sources (GRNDS).” Scholars Portal Dataverse, V1.