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The booklet outlines the regulatory setting for catastrophe prevention and administration in vast social, financial and political context. the 1st half the booklet focuses usually on Japan, specifically the ‘3-11’ occasions: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku quarter on eleven March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant radiation leaks. the second one part makes a speciality of the us (the merely different Asia-Pacific kingdom to have skilled a major nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and overseas legislations. One query explored is whether or not socio-legal norms play various roles in fighting and handling responses to normal failures in comparison to ‘man-made’ failures. one other is how ‘disaster legislation’ interacts with society throughout very various societies within the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific zone. The publication additionally addresses the more and more very important roles performed through overseas legislation and neighborhood regimes for cross-border cooperation in catastrophe prevention and aid, together with the features performed through army forces.
Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with unique, major wisdom of an dazzling diversity of contexts and examine fields, this well timed choice of vital essays at the legislation and society of catastrophe administration stands as an exemplary foreign educational reaction to the failures of eleven March 2011. (Annelise Riles)
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88 National Police Agency of Japan (2013). On consultations, see Ii (2013). 89 Leflar et al. (2011), updated in Leflar et al. (2012). 18 L. Nottage et al. A second theory, which gained favour among foreign commentators during the 1990s, argues that economic rather than cultural factors provide a better explanation for why and how Japanese citizens engage with the legal system. According to this view, ‘the Japanese do like law’. 91 However, it is difficult to describe this situation as involving informed consent— the key premise of economically efficient outcomes.
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221–239; Kingston (2012), pp. 188–194; Samuels (2013), pp. 9–19. On the DPJ’s ambitious reform agenda announced in 2009, see Nottage (2009c) and Funabashi (2011), pp. 232–234. See also Claremont (2013), in this volume. 101 One example comes from consumer credit markets: Kozuka and Nottage (2009). More generally, see for example Kingston (2013). 102 Nottage (2006). 103 Compare Pringle and Spigelman (1981) with Broinowski (2012). 98 20 L. Nottage et al. 104 In a recent careful study of ‘disaster and change in Japan’ after the 3/11 catastrophes, for example, Samuels emphasises that crises world-wide tend to be constructed and manipulated by politicians and other influential stakeholders in society, using recurring narratives—usually to reinforce pre-existing agendas vis-a`-vis their opponents.
Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparative and Socio-legal Perspectives by Simon Butt, Visit Amazon's Hitoshi Nasu Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Hitoshi Nasu, , Luke Nottage