University of Minnesota
Asian Languages & Literature

Asian Languages and Literature.

Dr Jeffrey P Broadbent

Sociology 1026 Soc Sci 267 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • Political Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Climate Change
  • Social Movements
  • Network Analysis
  • Global Society
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Institutions and Culture
  • Cross-national Comparative Methods
  • Japan
  • East Asia

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1982.
  • M.A.: Regional Studies-East Asia, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1975.
  • B.A.: Religious Studies-Buddhism, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1974.


Research Activities

  • COMPON-Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks. Comparative study of the effects of discourse and mobilization networks upon policies to mitigate (reduce) carbon emissions and their outcomes, with research teams in and data from 19 cases (countries and region). Funded by National Science Foundation The Unique Hybridity of Polities: Japanese, US and German Labor Politics as Multiplex Network Configurations and Power Hierarchies Dimensions of Contention: the Transforming Mixture of Material, Social and Cultural Networks

Outreach Activities

  • World Bank project on Japan's environmental policies: research on Japan's environmental policies, 2000 - 2005


  • Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, 2001
  • Outstanding Publication Award, Section on Environment and Technology, American Sociologoical Association, August 2000
  • Fulbright Scholar Award (JUSEC), 1988 - 1989
  • Fulbirght-Hays Scholar Award, 1989 - 1990

Courses Taught

  • Soc 3661 - Japanese Society Today
  • Soc 4305 - Society and the Environment: A Growing Conflict
  • Soc 8310 - Political Sociology seminar
  • Soc 8390 - Social Movement seminar
  • Soc 3301 - The Uses of Citizenship: An Introduction to Political Sociology
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