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H-Net Jobs Guide for H-Energy 1 Sept to 8 Sept 2014

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from  1
September 2014 to  8 September 2014. These job postings are included
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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

Re: Veto Players and Japanese Nuclear Policy after Fukushima

Reading Jacques Hymans’s insightful and engaging assessment of Japan’s nuclear policy stalemate (“Veto Players and Japanese Nuclear Policy after Fukushima,” forthcoming in Anne Allison and Frank Baldwin, eds., Japan: The Precarious Years Ahead, NYU Press) caused me to wonder about the state of affairs in other advanced countries. 

Professor Hymans’s central argument is that “…the high number of institutionalized ‘veto players’ in the Japanese nuclear policy arena is a key cause of the gridlock phenomenon” (p. 183).  He identifies seven veto players:

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