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Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226638263
eISBN:
9780226638577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Japan's triple disasters - earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown- on March 11 2011 took more than 18,400 lives and caused $235 billion in damage across the Tohoku region. This book tackles ... More


An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Michael Fisch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network is an exploration of collective life formed at the interstices of human and machine operation within one of the most complex and ... More


After Fukushima: Veto Players and Japanese Nuclear Policy

Jacques E. C. Hymans

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, many observers expected that Japan would decide to abandon nuclear power as a major energy source. Others expected that it ... More


My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Naoto Kan

Jeffrey S. Irish (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ... More


Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Martin Dusinberre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Kaminoseki, a small town on Japan's Inland Sea. Once one of the most prosperous ports in the country, Kaminoseki fell into profound economic decline following Japan's ... More


Kudankulam: The Story of an Indo-Russian Nuclear Power Plant

Raminder Kaur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199498710
eISBN:
9780199099986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498710.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book tells the many stories that circulate around a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in the southern peninsular region of Tamil Nadu in India from the late 1980s. The tales are by way of ... More


Nuclear Energy: A Rising-Cost Technology

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

All other things being equal, a CO2 price thus tends to decrease the cost of nuclear power compared to fossil fuel energy. Would the widespread introduction of carbon pricing then justify the use of ... More


Preamble

Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Not all catastrophes are the same. The equivalence of catastrophes states that the spread and repercussion of catastrophes will have an impression that will forever resemble the well-known paradigm ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares and analyzes the atrocious man-made disasters in the past. Auschwitz and Hiroshima have something in common, that is, a crossing of limits. But this limit is different from the ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with the effects of Fukushima and their meaning. One month after the tsunami on 11 March 2011, Osamu Nishitani asked where the future was. A deeper meaning however comes the ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses equivalence. The equivalence of the disaster of Fukushima and other catastrophes goes beyond the military and general use of nuclear power, but to the powers humanity has ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with transformation after the disaster. The effects of Fukushima are incalculable—on the earth, on the regions, the seas, and for the economies of energy of a country. What is ... More


The “Political Ecology” of Bruno Latour: No Environments, No Limits, No Monsters (Not Even Fear)

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 is an overview of the work of the French thinker, Bruno Latour and how his recent thinking and writing seems to align well with those thinkers who place themselves in the camps of ... More


Diamonds are Forever and Zirconium is for Submarines

Lars Öhrström

in The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The appearance of a diamond engagement ring in the long and convoluted love story between Botswana’s First Lady Detective, Mma Ramotswe, and the owner and brilliant ... More


An Envirotechnical Disaster: Negotiating Nature, Technology, and Politics at Fukushima

Sara B. Pritchard

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the power and politics underlying the Fukushima nuclear disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. It argues that Fukushima was an envirotechnical disaster, a result of the ... More


Introduction: The Global Imperative

Scott Valentine

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199862726
eISBN:
9780197563236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199862726.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The years 2006–2007 represented an intellectual tipping point for climate change advocacy. Over this short period of time, there was ample evidence of a general ... More


Wind Power in Germany

Scott Valentine

in Wind Power Politics and Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199862726
eISBN:
9780197563236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199862726.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

In the previous chapter, the malleability of Danish energy policy was highlighted as a key factor behind the successful diffusion of wind power in Denmark. This ... More


Now What?

Michael H. Fox

in Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199344574
eISBN:
9780197562895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199344574.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nuclear Issues

Time is running short! When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first scientific report in 1990 on the possibility of ... More


Introduction

Michael H. Fox

in Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199344574
eISBN:
9780197562895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199344574.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nuclear Issues

“Get under your desks. The missiles are coming.” “The President has been shot!” “The National Guard has killed four students at Kent State.” “The river is burning!” ... More


Risk Perception and Probability

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

in Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199396603
eISBN:
9780197563007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199396603.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Each day, when you take your morning shower, you face a 1 in 1,000 chance of serious injury or even death from a fall. You might at first think that each time you get ... More


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