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The Resource 3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels

3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels

Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan
Title
3.11
Title remainder
disaster and change in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Samuels
Title variation
  • Three eleven
  • March 11
  • March eleven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake to have hit Japan in recorded history, it produced a devastating tsunami with waves reaching heights of over 130 feet that in turn caused an unprecedented multireactor meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This triple catastrophe claimed almost 20,000 lives, destroyed whole towns, and will ultimately cost hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction. In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society. The events of March 2011 occurred after two decades of social and economic malaise-as well as considerable political and administrative dysfunction at both the national and local levels-and resulted in national soul-searching. Political reformers saw in the tragedy cause for hope: an opportunity for Japan to remake itself. Samuels explores Japan's post-earthquake actions in three key sectors: national security, energy policy, and local governance. For some reformers, 3.11 was a warning for Japan to overhaul its priorities and political processes. For others, it was a once-in-a-millennium event; they cautioned that while national policy could be improved, dramatic changes would be counterproductive. Still others declared that the catastrophe demonstrated the need to return to an idealized past and rebuild what has been lost to modernity and globalization. Samuels chronicles the battles among these perspectives and analyzes various attempts to mobilize popular support by political entrepreneurs who repeatedly invoked three powerfully affective themes: leadership, community, and vulnerability. Assessing reformers' successes and failures as they used the catastrophe to push their particular agendas-and by examining the earthquake and its aftermath alongside prior disasters in Japan, China, and the United States-Samuels outlines Japan's rhetoric of crisis and shows how it has come to define post-3.11 politics and public policy
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuels, Richard J
Dewey number
363.34/9480952090512
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV555.J3
LC item number
S26 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disaster relief
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011
  • Japan
  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (Japan : 2011)
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (Japan : 2011)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Disaster relief
  • Politics and government
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The status quo ante and 3.11 -- Never waste a good crisis -- Historical and comparative guidance -- Dueling security narratives -- Debating energy policy -- Repurposing local government
Control code
835000101
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468032
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr89c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835000101
Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The status quo ante and 3.11 -- Never waste a good crisis -- Historical and comparative guidance -- Dueling security narratives -- Debating energy policy -- Repurposing local government
Control code
835000101
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468032
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr89c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835000101

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