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Jeffrey P. Broadbent

Protrait: Jeffrey Broadbent

Ph.D. 1982 Harvard University
Room 1026 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-1828

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Political Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Network Analysis; Discourse Analysis, Institutions and Culture; Cross-national Comparative Methods; Climate Change; Japan; East Asia; Field Work.

Current Research

COMPON-Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.
Comparative study of how discourse and mobilization affect national policies to mitigate (reduce) climate change.  Research teams in over 20 countries and at the level of international negotiations collect equivalent data for comparative analysis.  Funded by National Science Foundation.

Networks and Polities: Japan’s “Butterfly State” in U.S. and German comparison.  How do multiple political networks define polities?

Pathways to Participation: How do networks and resources affect the participation of environmental NGOs in Japanese government policy formation about climate change?

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.

Selected Publications

“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 (forthcoming)

Book Cover: East Asian Social Movements

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.

Science and Climate Change Policy Making: A Comparative Network Perspective.” 2010. Pp.187-214 in Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change, edited by A. Sumi, K. Fukushi and A. Hiramatsu. New York: Springer.

“What do we know and what do we need to know?” 2010. Pp. 47-49. J. Nagel, T. Dietz, J. Broadbent (editors). Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change.  National Science Foundation and Amer. Soc. Assoc.