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; Field Work.
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.
“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.
“The Effect of ‘Social Expectation’ on the Development of Civil Society in Japan.” with Koichi Hasegawa and Chika Shinohara. 2007. Journal of Civil Society. 3(2): 179-203.