An Emerging Culture Of Dialogue In Japan? Energy And Environmental Governance After Fukushima And The citizen Role
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Hidenori is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan.

                       

An Emerging Culture Of Dialogue In Japan? Energy And Environmental Governance After Fukushima And The citizen Role

A recent Energy Policy journal article examined if a culture of dialogue could be nurtured in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in the context of energy and environmental governance. Japan has traditionally been described as a country where the state is strong and society is weak. Citizens or individuals with body and mind are rather invisible, and the fact that only the state has the power to control physical violence — social entity — seems conspicuous. Has Fukushima changed the...

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