Ph.D. 1982 Harvard University
Room 1026 Social Sciences
Political Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Network Analysis; Discourse Analysis, Institutions and Culture; Cross-national Comparative Methods; Climate Change; Japan; East Asia; Ethnography, Global and Comparative/Historical Sociology.
COMPON-Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.
Comparative study of how discourse and mobilization affect national policies to mitigate (reduce) climate change in 19 countries. Funded by National Science Foundation
Fractal Isomorphism: Self-Similarity of Relational Patterns in US, Japanese and German Political Societies
Culture and Governance: Does culture affect the authoritarian state-environmental movement relationship?—China, Taiwan, South Korea, Soviet Union and Japan: Funded by East Asian Institute, Seoul, Korea.
“Dimensions of Contentious Dynamics: Reconciling Structural, Relational and Cultural Aspects through Ethnographic Network Analysis.” Forthcoming. Cultural Sociology Working Papers, Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.
“Inter-disciplinary Analysis of Climate Change and Society: A Network Approach,” with Philip Vaughter. Forthcoming in Michael Manfredo (ed.), Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences, Springer Press.
“Mitigating Climate Change: Sociological Perspectives,” with Karen Erhardt-Martinez, Tom Rudel, and Kari Norgaard. Forthcoming in Riley Dunlap and Bob Brulle (editors), Sociological Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation (tentative title), American Sociological Association and Oxford University Press.
“Asian Societies and Climate Change: Global Events and Domestic Discourse,” with Sun-Jin Yun, Dowan Ku, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiichi Satoh, Sony Pellissery, Pradip Swarnarkar, Tze-Luen Lin, Ho-Ching Lee and Jun Jin. 2013. Globality Studies Journal No. 32.
“Introduction: East Asian Social Movements.” 2011. Pp. 1-30. East Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest and Change in a Dynamic Region, J. Broadbent and V. Brockman (editors). New York: Springer.