California State University, Northridge WordmarkOviatt Library WordmarkOviatt Library Catalog Wordmark
Author Hasegawa, Kōichi, 1954-
Uniform Title Kankyō undō to atarashii kōkyōken. English
Title Constructing civil society in Japan : voices of environmental movements / Koichi Hasegawa.
Published Melbourne, Vic., Australia : Trans Pacific Press, c2004.
Book Cover

 Floor2  GE195 .H38 2004    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series Stratification and inequality series ; v. 3
Stratification and inequality series ; v. 3.
Note "This book was originally published under the title Kankyō undō to atarashii kōkyōken-kankyō shakaigaku no pāsupekuchibu"--P. xi.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-299) and indexes.
Contents Part I: The principles and issues of environmental sociology -- Perspectives of environmental sociology: the issues of the second stage -- Sociology of environmental issues : a look at the downstream side -- Part II: The sociology of environmental movements -- Environmental issues and movements -- Motivating and mobilizing the environmental movements -- Researching and developing environmental movements -- The environmental movements and policy research -- Anti-pollution lawsuits in the public sphere -- Anti-nuclear power movements as new social movements -- Regional referendums : community responses to nuclear facilities -- The dynamics of social movements and official policies : green electricity -- Civil society and the new public sphere -- Environmental movements and the new public sphere -- Transforming the citizens' sector -- Conclusion : towards a vibrant civil society.
Summary Based on four major case studies, this book offers an overview of contemporary Japan's changing attitudes and policies regarding environmental issues. Beginning in the 1970s, the author traces how the rapid growth of environmental politics and actions contributed to the development of a vibrant civil society.
Subject Environmentalism.
Environmental sociology.
Environmental policy.
Environmental policy -- Japan -- Citizen participation.
Collection Title Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 1876843675 (Hardback)
9781876843670 (Hardback)
187684373X (pbk.)
9781876843731 (pbk.)
OCLC number 56451138