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Depopulation, Deindustrialisation and Disasters

Building Sustainable Communities in Japan

Editors: Shiraishi, Katsutaka, Matoba, Nobutaka (Eds.)

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  • A unique study focusing on Japan's Socio-economic approach to sustainable regional cities 
  • Provides perspective on the 'Triple D' threat; depopulation; de-industrialisation and disasters
  • Offers debate on how to ensure sustainable local communities in non-metropolitan areas
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Depopulation, Deindustrialisation and Disasters are three of the biggest problems facing Japan today. This book discusses how sustainable communities are being created in Japan in an attempt to overcome the threat of the triple Ds . It provides an overview of how each of these three core issues endangers the sustainability of local communities especially, but also discusses how they might also provide an opportunity to replace outdated paradigms, rooted in expansion and competition, with a new way forward on a global scale. 
The authors explore how the Japanese government has followed the worldwide trend of implementing neo-liberal policies in response to globalisation and how these policies have resulted in a mass exodus into larger cities such as Tokyo, leaving local communities more vulnerable to socio-economic threats. The authors highlight non-metropolitan areas facing the ‘triple D’ threat and introduce several case studies on how these are working towards achieving a more sustainable future. 
Written by members of the LORC (Research Centre for the Local Public Human Resources and Policy Development, Ryukoku University) this collection will be invaluable to scholars across the social and political sciences and to those interested in how innovative policy making can positively influence sustainable development.  

About the authors

Katsutaka Shiraishi is Professor at the Faculty of Policy Science, Ryukoku University, Japan and has acted as the LORC’s Director between 2008 and 2011 and again since 2014.  He is also the chair of the board of the Kyoto Alliance, a collaborative platform between universities, local governments, business organisations and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in Kyoto.
Nobutaka Matoba is Professor at the Faculty of Policy Science, Ryukoku University, Japan and has acted as the LORC’s Deputy Director since 2014.  He obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14475-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14474-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Depopulation, Deindustrialisation and Disasters
Book Subtitle
Building Sustainable Communities in Japan
Editors
  • Katsutaka Shiraishi
  • Nobutaka Matoba
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14475-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14475-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14474-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 364
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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