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Black WaveHow Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters$
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Daniel P. Aldrich

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226638263

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001

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Introduction: The Story of Three Disasters

Introduction: The Story of Three Disasters

(p.1) One Introduction: The Story of Three Disasters
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Daniel P. Aldrich

University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, 60-foot tsunami, and nuclear meltdown which make up Japan’s 3/11 disasters. After introducing theories of resilience and recovery, it defines networks and governance and illuminates how they affect disaster survival and recovery. Focusing especially on the main categories of social capital – bonding, bridging, and linking – this chapter lays out the structure for the overall book.

Keywords:   Social capital, Governance, Tsunami, Earthquake, Nuclear meltdown

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