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3.11 Disaster and Change in Japan

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ISBN-10: 0801452007

ISBN-13: 9780801452000

Edition: 2013

Authors: Richard J. Samuels

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies. He has been head of the MIT Political Science Department, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Japan of the National Research Council, and chair of the Japan-US Friendship Commission. He has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and was awarded an imperial decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Prime Minister. His study of the political and policy consequences of the 2011 Tohoku catastrophe is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. Samuels' Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the…    

Preface
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
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index