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

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

Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan
Title
3.11
Title remainder
disaster and change in Japan
Statement of responsibility
by Richard J. Samuels
Title variation
Three eleven
Creator
Author
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
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
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
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 D-026
  • WA 295
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disaster relief
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011
  • Japan
Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, by Richard J. Samuels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn810273693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780801452000
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)810273693
Label
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan, by Richard J. Samuels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn810273693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780801452000
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)810273693

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