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    Koichi Hasegawa, Constructing Civil Society in Japan: Voices of Environmental Movements Hardcover
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    Based on four epoch-making 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 the way the rapid growth of environmental politics and actions contributed to the development of a vibrant civil society. It is argued that recent environmental movements in Japan have created a new, more active public sphere, one that provides a guideline for a sustainable society. This book represents an important contribution to the growing field of environmental sociology.





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