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Kim Reimann

Associate Professor    

Ph.D. Harvard University 2001


NGOs and International Politics, Japanese Politics and Political Economy, Political Economy and International Relations of East Asia, Transnational Social Movements, The Nonprofit Sector, and Environmental Politics


Dr. Reimann’s research examines the politics of global activism and how nonstate actors participate in global governance. Her publications have focused on the worldwide growth of NGOs, NGOs in Japan, and transnational NGO activism in the area of the environment. Her current research examines NGOs and regional environmental governance in Southeast Asia. She served as the Director of the Asian Studies Center at GSU from 2010-2015.

Home Department: Political Science


The Rise of Japanese NGO’s: Activism from Above. (London and New York: Routledge, 2009).

Security Issues and New Transnational Peace-Related Movements in East Asia in the 1990’s and 2000’s. International Journal of Peace Studies 13/2 (2008): 59-85.

Going Global: The Use of International Politics and Norms in Local Environmental Protest Movements in Japan.*  In Paul Karan, ed., Reclaiming the Environment: Local Movement to Protect Threatened Landscapes and Environments in Japan and the United States.  (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008).