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Site fights : divisive facilities and civil society in Japan and the West

Author: Daniel P Aldrich
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When protests arise over nuclear power plants, dams, and airports, agencies regularly rely on the coercive powers of the modern state, such as land expropriation and police repression. Only under pressure from civil society do policymakers move toward financial incentives and public relations campaigns. Through fieldwork and interviews with bureaucrats and activists, Aldrich illustrates these dynamics with case  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Aldrich
ISBN: 9780801446191 0801446198
OCLC Number: 163593358
Description: xv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : site fights and policy tools --
Picking sites --
A logic of tool choice --
Occasional turbulence : airport siting in Japan and France --
Dam the rivers : siting water projects in Japan and France --
Trying to change hearts and minds : Japanese nuclear power plant siting --
David versus Goliath : French nuclear power plant siting --
Conclusion : areas for future investigation.
Responsibility: Daniel P. Aldrich.
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