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Environmental protest and citizen politics in Japan

Margaret A. McKean

Environmental protest and citizen politics in Japan

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Environmental policy -- Japan -- Citizen participation.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMargaret A. McKean.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC465.E5 M3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 291 p. ;
      Number of Pages291
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4098647M
      ISBN 100520041151
      LC Control Number80012991

      News Tip: Duke Experts Available to Comment on Crisis in Japan. Expertise includes culture, radiation and engineering. Share this story. politics, environmental and resource politics; author of "Environmental Protest and Citizen Politics in Japan" (). (). Book Description: Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and product contamination, the movement led to the passage of basic consumer protection legislation in   Reviews “Written with grace and acuity, Tokyo Vernacular offers valuable reflections on the meanings of community, citizenship, rights, property, history, and materiality for urbanites faced with the rapid transformations of Japan’s postindustrial consumer society.”—David R. Ambaras American Historical Review“[The book] fills an important gap in the English-language literature about. “Going Global: The Use of International Politics and Norms in Local Environmental Protest Movements in Japan.” In Pradyumna Karan and Unryu Suganuma, eds., Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and .


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Japan experienced rapid industrial growth after World War II, but its economic miracle brought dramatic environmental deterioration. In the early s, as local protest movements grew more vocal, the Japanese government moved relatively swiftly to regulate industrial pollution and succeeded in reducing its air and water pollution, but not many other environmental by: That history has been told by political scientist Margaret McKean in Environmental Protest and Citizen Politics in Japan.

Japanese environmentalism differed from the Western movement in that it sought to safeguard the environment in order protect man rather than save the.

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This edited volume consists of a number of interesting essays covering a wide range of issues and topics including industrial sites, chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, conservation, resource management, preservation, protests, and. After the Meltdown: Post-Fukushima Environmentalism and a Nuclear Energy Industrial Complex in Japan.

Environmental protest and citizen politics in Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press; Braun Y.A. () After the Meltdown: Post-Fukushima Environmentalism and a Nuclear Energy Industrial Complex in Japan. In: Steinhauser Author: Michael C. Dreiling, Tomoyasu Nakamura, Nicholas Lougee, Yvonne A.

Braun. The broad aim of this book is to provide an introduction to environmental politics that covers all three aspects of this rapidly expanding subject. The primary focus of the book is on environmental politics in the industri-alised world.

It is the affluent industrialised countries of Europe and. Environmental Politics in Japan book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Japan experienced rapid industrial growth after Worl /5.

When, inan environmental activist, Shu Liu, publicized the data of industrial pollution in Hunan Province, she was arrested and charged with the crime of “revealing anti-espionage state secrets.” 13 This doesn’t mean that citizen science and environmental movements in China are all struggling for civil society and democracy.

Often Author: Fa-ti Fan, Shun-Ling Chen. In the United States today, the organized environmental movement is represented by a wide range of organizations sometimes called non-governmental organizations or NGOs.

These organizations exist on local, national, and international scales. Environmental NGOs vary widely in political views and in the amount they seek to influence the environmental policy of the United States and other. See for example Ellis Krauss and Bradford Simcock, "Citizens' Movements: The Growth and Impact of Environmental Protest in Japan," in Kurt Steiner, Ellis S.

Krauss, and Scott C. Flanagan, eds., Political Opposition and Local Politics in Japan (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ). Japan's civic environmentalism combines a tradition of local protest and activism with a national environmental movement that is limited in size and policy : Miranda Schreurs.

Margaret A. McKean is the author of Environmental Protest and Citizen Politics in Japan ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ) and Peopl /5. Public protest in Japan is arguably most visible in Okinawa, where a strong anti-base movement is using both traditional methods and modern means to.

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John Vidal, David Adam, Jonathan Watts, Leo Hickman and Ian Sample. Sat 5 Jan EST. First published on Sat 5 Jan Share on. Electoral politics in Japan’s big cities has undergone dramatic changes in the past two decades. Conservative electoral support in the country’s major urban areas—Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and KitaKyushu—has dropped from the fifty and sixty percent ranges in national and local elections up to the early sixties to a third or a quarter of the vote in the mids.

Citizen science, for instance, is becoming a defining feature of emerging social movements across the country (e.g., environmental justice in Flint, MI and Lowndes County, AL). At the same time, scholarship on evangelicals and climate science is showing that issue to be more complex than religion-versus-science framings (i.e., denialism) would Author: Ryan Juskus.

Despite minor concerns, the book is an excellent resource for scholars interested in Japanese social movements and will force us to reexamine conventional understandings of protest against the state.

It brings out the "voiceless voices" of the citizens and challenges the standard belief that Japan embodies a political culture where common. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

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Japan also has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. 7% of Japan’s GPD gets spend on a national state of the art healthcare system. The government enforces a mandatory universal health insurance system, in which every citizen is offered a basic benefits package.

80% of the healthcare industry consists of privately run hospitals. A gold mine of information, this book gives a balanced, comprehensive, and authoritative analysis of Japan's environmental policy and candidly covers [End Page ] both its considerable achievements and persistent limitations.

Although this volume focuses on issues of policy implementation, it impressively addresses most aspects of environmental issues in Japan. Vietnamese activists protest to urge Formosa Plastics Corporation to take responsibilitiy for an environmental clean-up in Vietnam, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug.

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A grassroots movement is one which uses the people in a given district, region, or community as the basis for a political or economic movement. Grassroots movements and organizations use collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level.

The Place of Environmental Movements in the United States and Japan. In her history of contemporary environmental protest in Japan fromEnvironmental Protest and Citizen Politics in Japan, Margaret A.

McKean drew attention to the role that environmental campaigns have played in creating a new political dynamic at the local level in out of a conference held at the University. Greening Democracy explains how nuclear energy became a seminal political issue and motivated new democratic engagement in West Germany during the s.

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The contributors conclude that there is no one single environmental movement but many, and the volume emphasizes grassroots movements and advocacy. The book expands on the first volume by offering new investigations of citizen journalism in the United States, United Kingdom, China, India and Iran, as well as offering fresh perspectives from national contexts around the globe, including Algeria, Columbia, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia and West Papua, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar / Burma, New.

Japan, which has been looking for a niche in world leadership, has found it in global warming concerns. However, it would be hard for it to maintain a leadership role in global environmental concerns if it would not be able to play a proactive role in the more technologically, economically and politically difficult task of banning transboundary Cited by: 2.

Water and air pollution in Japan during the s and s imposed very high costs on residents, businesses, and the government of Japan. However, during the s and s, with the introduction of environmental policy measures, Japan's environmental quality improved at the same time as achieving a rapid economic growth.

Environmental communication is a rapidly expanding field of study, encompassing a wide range of topics such as social-discursive constructions of “nature,” journalism and media coverage of the environment, climate change communication, analyses of environmental rhetoric, public participation in environmental decisions and environmental risk communication to name but a few.

4 Japan's industrialized, free market economy is the second-largest in the world. Its economy is highly efficient and competitive in areas linked to international trade, but productivity is far lower in protected areas such as agriculture, distribution, and services.

U.S. Commercial Service Japan 16 December Political and Economic. The Japanese Cultural and Political Environment as Related to NGOs Abstract During her stay in Japan, the author observed that Japanese citizens do not participate in politics or policy formation as much as United States citizens through voluntary organizations or NGOs.

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