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Environmental Politics in Japan: Networks of Power and Protest

By: Jeffrey Broadbent

418 pages, 13 line illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 1999 | #106664 | ISBN: 0521665744
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Hardback | Jun 1998 | #106663 | ISBN: 0521564247
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About this book

Provides a detailed examination of the Japanese political process and environmental policy showing how social, cultural, and political economic factors interacted to affect Japan's environmental damage and partial restoration from 1955 to 1995.

'An essential and original contribution to the understanding of modern Japan.' Mutations Asiatiques '... an excellently researched and clearly written contribution to the study of comparative and international environmental politics.' Asian Journal of Political Science


Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface; 1. Growth versus the environment in Japan; 2. Visions and realities of growth; 3. Protest and policy change; 4. Movement startups; 5. Protest against landfill No. 8; 6. Under the machine; 7. The Governor gives in; 8. Contested consensus; 9. Pyrrhic victories; 10. Power, protest, and political change; Appendix 1: Meso-networks and macro-structures; Appendix 2: Oita Prefecture and Japan National Growth and environmental key events: 1955-1980; Appendix 3: Pollution legislation at prefectural and national levels: 1964-1985; References; Index.

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