Vida Macikenaite

FacultyGraduate School of International Relations
PositionAssistant Professor (Koshi)
Last Updated: Apr. 27, 2020 at 13:21

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Vida Macikenaite


  • Graduate School of International Relations Assistant Professor (Koshi)


  • Apr. 2011Aug. 2015Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
  • Sep. 2009Jun. 2014Fudan University School of International Relations and Public Administration
  • Apr. 2009Mar. 2011Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
  • Sep. 2004Jun. 2005Aarhus University Department of Political Science and Governance
  • Sep. 2002Jun. 2006Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science


  • PhD (Media and Governance)(Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance)
  • Master of Law (International Politics)(School of International Relations and Public Administration, Fudan University)
  • Master of Media and Governance(Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance)
  • Bachelor of Political Science(Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University)

Committee Memberships

  • Nov. 2016Sep. 2017International University of Japan Faculty Development Subcommittee

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Oct. 2015Assistant Professor (tenure track), Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
  • Feb. 2013Jun. 2013Guest Lecturer, Graduate School of Asian Studies, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • Oct. 2012Jun. 2015Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / state-business relations in China
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / governance/state capacity
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / authoritarian regimes (stability of)
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / Chinese politics

Research Interests

    China-EU relations, foreign policy analysis, IR in Asia, authoritarian regimes (stability of), state-business relations, Chinese model of governance, Chinese foreign policy

Published Papers

  • Development of the East China Sea Gas Field Dispute - Explaining Domestic Opinion Constraints on Chinese Foreign Policy
    Macikenaite Vida
    KEIO SFC JOURNAL 12(1) 71-84 2012 [Refereed]

Books etc

  • The Resilient Party-State System in China (provisional title)
    Naito, Hiroko, Vida Macikenaite
    Springer,  2020
    (accepted to be published under the series of Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)
  • Sources of China’s Foreign Action (Keio Institute of East Asian Studies Contemporary China Research Series)
    Tomoki Kamo
    pp. 149-162
    Keio University Press  2017
    Macikenaite, Vida, “Rising Tensions in the South China Sea and Fishing Boat Incidents,” Ch. 8, pp. 149-162 (in Japanese, マチケナイテ・ヴィダ「南シナ海における高揚と漁船事件」8 章『中国対外行動 の源泉』加茂具樹 編者、慶應義塾大学東アジア研究所現代中国研究シリーズ、東京:慶 應義塾大学出版会、2017 年、149-162 頁).
  • China as a Superpower: Its Rise and Direction
    Tomoki Kamo
    pp. 40-51
    Ichigeisha  2017
    Macikenaite, Vida. “Sustainability of the Regime: The Limits of Incorporation Strategy,” Ch. 3, pp. 40-51 (in Japanese, マチケナイテ・ヴィダ「支配は続くのか―取り込み戦略の限界」 3章『「大国」としての中国―どのように台頭し、どこにゆくのか』加茂具樹 編者、 東京:一藝社、2017 年、40-51 頁)
  • The Quandaries of China’s Domestic and Foreign Development (Contemporary Asian Studies Series)
    Dominik Mierzejewski
    pp. 216-236
    Lodz University Publishing House  2014
    Macikenaite, Vida. “The Implications of China’s Fisheries Industry Regulation and Development for the South China Sea Dispute,” pp. 216-236.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Understanding CCP Regime’s Resilience: Inter-system career transfers between the Party-state and the SOEs as a tool in governance
    Macikenaite Vida
    Symposium of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Bringing the State Back in: New Frontiers of Governance Studies in China Mar. 2019
  • Links between Business Entities and State Institutions in China through the Economic Reform Era
    Macikenaite Vida
    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, USA Jan. 2017
  • Chinese Model of Governance: Networks between State Institutions and Business Entities
    Macikenaite Vida
    Fall Meeting of the Japanese Association of Asian Studies (JAAS) Nov. 2016
  • The Impact of China’s Xinjiang Policy on Chinese Security Involvement in Central Asia
    Macikenaite Vida, Parepa Laura
    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 2016
  • The Impact of Official Investment Policy on the Location Patterns of China’s Outward FDI
    Macikenaite Vida
    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 2016
  • State Control of China’s Outward FDI: The Limits of Legal Framework
    Macikenaite Vida
    The XX Bienal Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS 2014), Braga, Coimbra, Portugal Jul. 2014
  • Informal Networks between the Party-State and Business Enterprises in China
    Macikenaite Vida
    The 10th Lodz East Asia Meeting “New Dynamics of Europe-East Asia Regional Cooperation,” Lodz, Poland Jun. 2014
  • China’s Approach toward the Marine Environment Management and Its Implications for China’s Territorial Disputes: overfishing and the South China Sea dispute
    Macikenaite Vida
    The 1st Workshop of Keio-Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan Mar. 2013
  • Regionalism in IR as a Discipline: The Case of Japan
    Macikenaite Vida
    The 9th Convention of Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) “Boundaries in/of International Relations,” Krakow, Poland Sep. 2012
  • Conflict Prevention through Unresolved Dispute or How Pending Joint Gas Development Initiative Contributed to the Regime Building and Peace in the East China Sea
    Macikenaite Vida
    The 10th Annual International Conference on Politics and International Affairs, Athens, Greece, Jun. 2012
  • Avoiding Public Protests: Explaining Chinese Foreign Policy toward the East China Sea Gas Field Development with Japan
    Macikenaite Vida
    7th Annual Conference In Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy In Memory of the late Yitzhak Rabin, Jerusalem, Israel Dec. 2011

Research Grants & Projects

  • Understanding the Model of Governance in China: Party-state's Integration with Business Entit ies
    the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS):Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(KAKENHI) Program


  • 2012   Timetable of Japan-China Relations 1972-2012
    Vida Macikenaite and Naito Hiroko, “Timetable of Japan-China Relations 1972-2012.” In History of Japan-China Relations 1972-2012. Vol. I Politics, edited by Akio Takahara and Hattori Ryuji, Tokyo University Press, 2012 (in Japanese, 高原 明生、服部 龍二 (編集)『日中関係史1972-2012 政治』東京大学出版会、2012年(マチケナイテ・ヴィダ、内藤寛子「日中関係 1972−2012年表」の作成).

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Comparative Governments and Politics (GSIR, International University of Japan)
  • International Cooperation (undergraduate) (International University of Japan (part of the Human Resource Development Program for International Cooperation (HRIC) in collaboration with Meiji and Rikkyo universities))
  • International Relations in Eurasia (graduate) (GSIR, International University of Japan)
  • Political Development of Contemporary China (graduate) (Graduate School of Asian Studies, Vytautas Magnus University)
  • Chinese Foreign Policy (graduate) (GSIR, International University of Japan)
  • Contemporary Chinese Politics (graduate) (Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR), International University of Japan)

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