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Tomohisa Hattori
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD Yale University
Research Interests: International Political Economy, Moral Economy, and International Development

CUNY Department(s): Department of Political Science, Lehman College; MALS, Graduate Center.

Tracks taught in MALS: International Studies

Courses Taught in MALS: MALS 71400 (Introduction to International Studies); MALS 71500 (Critical Issues in International Studies)

Publications:

“Is It Real? The Question of Juridical, Actual, and Causal Responsibility in Sovereign Debt Settlements,” in Jonathan Joseph and Colin Wight, eds., Scientific Realism and International Relations. New York: Palgrave, 2010, pp. 115-128.

“A Critical Naturalist Approach to Power and Hegemony: Analyzing Giving Practices,” in Howard Lentner and Mark Haugaard, eds., Hegemony and Power: Consensus and Coercion in
Contemporary Politics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006, pp. 151-167.

“Giving as a Mechanism of Consent: International Aid Organisations and the Ethical Hegemony of Capitalism,” International Relations. Volume 17, No. 2 (June 2003): 153-173.

“The Moral Politics of Foreign Aid,” Review of International Studies. Volume 29, No. 2 (April 2003): 229-247.

“Reconceptualizing Foreign Aid,” Review of International Political Economy, Volume 8, No. 4 (December 2001): 633-660.

About Professor Hattori and his Recent Scholarship:

I am interested in foreign aid as a complex phenomenon consisting of two distinct practices: loans and grants. To understand the complexity of this phenomenon, I rely on an ontologically oriented philosophy of social science called critical realism, which helps scholars frame their analysis in terms of three layers of reality: observable; actual but not necessarily observable; and real but not observable except under a certain condition (see www.criticalrealism.com). For those who are interested in international studies in general, visit the website of the International Studies Association, which helps you see a broad range of subfields of international studies (see www.isanet.org).