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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, Climate Change, Social Movements, Network Analysis, Global Society, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Methods, Institutions and Culture, Cross-national Comparative Methods, Japan, East Asia.

Current Research

COMPON-Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.

Comparative study of the effects of discourse and mobilization networks upon policies to mitigate (reduce) carbon emissions and their outcomes, with research teams in and data from 19 cases (countries and region).  Funded by National Science Foundation

The Unique Hybridity of Polities: Japanese, US and German Labor Politics as Multiplex Network Configurations and Power Hierarchies

Dimensions of Contention: the Transforming Mixture of Material, Social and Cultural Networks

Selected Publications

“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.

 “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. Book Cover: East Asian Social Movements

Inter-disciplinary Analysis of Climate Change and Society: A Network Approach,” with Philip Vaughter. 2014. in Michael Manfredo, et. Al. (eds.), Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences, Springer Press, open access.

 “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.  (for institutions with SpringerLink, chapter download free, book pb $25)