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Pinar Temocin (Hiroshima University), “Rethinking Environmental Mobilization: Civic Engagement in Post Fukushima Japan”

December 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

U.S. EST: December 2 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM

JST: December 3 (Fri), 10 – 11 AM

NOTE: Registration required! Link.

Paper can be found here.


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).


December 2, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST