Fukushima and Civil Society The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement from a Socio-Political Perspective
This book analyzes the impact of the Fukushima disaster on civil society in Japan with particular attention to the anti-nuclear movement, focusing on its development, repertoire of action, mobilization strategies, modes of operation, and impact on the state’s energy policy.
Combining social movement theory and civil society theory, the author draws on extensive fieldwork in Japan to explore the context of the sociopolitical situation in Japan up to the Fukushima accident and to offer a typological description and analysis of the anti-nuclear movement that emerged after the disaster. Through an analysis of the relationship between the power elite and the anti-nuclear movement organizations, this volume considers the influences exercised by the ruling elites on civil society and vice versa, thus assessing the effects of the anti-nuclear movement on the state policy and the society. A comprehensive account of the anti-nuclear movement in post-Fukushima Japan, embedded within a broader perspective of the movement’s historical development, contemporary political structures, and opportunities, Fukushima and Civil Society will appeal to scholars of sociology and politics with an interest in social movements.
Chapter 4 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.
Chapter 1 Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2. Political Opportunities
Chapter 3. Anti-Nuclear Movement Before Fukushima
Chapter 4. Post-Fukushima Anti-Nuclear Movement
Chapter 5. Direct Action
Chapter 6. Research and Education
Chapter 7. Policy Advocacy
Chapter 8. Aid
Chapter 9. Watchdogs
Chapter 10. Legal Organizations
Chapter 11. Other Organizations
Chapter 12. The State-Civil Society Relations
List of figures
List of tables
List of photographs
List of abbreviations