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JPOSS #24: Pinar Temocin (Hiroshima University), "Rethinking Environmental Mobilization: Civic Engagement in Post Fukushima Japan"
U.S. EST: December 2 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM
JST: December 3 (Fri), 10 – 11 AM

Abstract:

This study focuses on the interaction between environmental civil society organizations (ECSOs) and the Japanese state to find out how these actors have framed, articulated, and interpreted their goals for a nuclear-free policy and sustainable energy realities in the post-Fukushima era (3/11). It analyzes the extent to which environmental civil society actors have been influential in the energy decision-making process since 3/11. 

It highlights the socio-political dimensions of nuclear energy issue including the efficacy level of ECSOs, the degree of functionality of governance, the interaction between vertical and horizontal dimensions of state-civil society partnership, and the dynamics of energy policy formation, implementation and development in contemporary Japan. It aims to play a reflective role on the nexus of energy politics, deliberative environmentalism, collective behavior.

Presenter: Pinar Temocin (Hiroshima University)

Discussants: Mary Alice Haddad (Wesleyan University), Yasuo Takao (Curtin University)

Chair: Phillip Y. Lipscy (University of Toronto)

Dec 2, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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