A Modern Risk Society and Resilience-Based Public Policy: Structural Views

  • Mika ShimizuEmail author
  • Allen L. Clark


Based on the understandings of scopes of resilience and public policy and their inter-relationship presented in Chap.  1, this chapter demonstrates the linkage of a modern risk society concept, resilience and public policy from structural views to articulate resilience-based public policy. Specifically, this chapter reviews how the risk society concept has evolved in recent years and how the characteristics of a modern risk society are linked with our human, social and natural systems. Then, to present a specific picture of the linkage among a modern risk society linked with human, social and natural systems, resilience and public policy, the subsequent section provides a post-disaster policy formation case (tsunami and seawall construction) after the 2011 Tohoku Disaster in Japan (Great East Japan Earthquake). Thus, the chapter draws a basic outline of resilience-based public policy and “model tools” from a structural perspective.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.East–West CenterHonoluluUSA

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