Sustainability and Environmental Sociology Pre-Congress Conference in Yokohama

Sustainability and Environmental Sociology
Pre-Congress Conference in Yokohama, Japan
July 12th-13th, 2014


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In collaboration with RC24, the Institute for Sustainability Research, Hosei University (ISR-HU; Tokyo, Japan) and the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology (JAES; Tokyo, Japan) will be co-hosting a 2-day pre-congress conference a day before the ISA World Congress of Sociology to be held in Yokohama. Anyone interested as well as all the ISA Congress participants are strongly encouraged to attend this international pre-conference.

The organizing committee is now working hard to finalize the program. However, we would like to let you know the tentative program here, for the convenience of interested scholars.

There will be two thematic and two RC24 regular sessions.

The first thematic session is “The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Tasks of Social Reform.” Some of the papers will chronicle and analyze the Fukushima accident in great detail and there will also be paper-givers from USA and Germany to place this nuclear disaster in a world context. The second thematic session, “History of Environmental Problems and Environmental Sociology,” will focus on the less-known environmental issues and less-featured tradition of environmental sociologies across the Globe to shed new light on the future of environmental sociology. RC24 sessions covered wide range of very important topics and are programed by the RC24 committee.

We are very happy to say that admission fee for this pre-congress conference is free. There will also be a socializing event (a light snack and beer party) scheduled on Saturday, July 12th for a nominal fee. This would provide pre-congress participants a wonderful opportunity to mingle with scholars across the globe.

For those coming from overseas, all you have to do to attend this information-rich and thought-provoking conference is easy and simple: just come to Yokohama a night (or two nights) earlier. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all this summer.

Please send en e-mail to:
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you here in Japan. See you all in Yokohama.

The Organizing Committee
[ISR-HU]: Harutoshi Funabashi, Hiromi Nishiyauchi, Takashi Moriya, Ryusuke Matsuo,
Yu Gao, Maiko Kusaka
[JAES]: Saburo Horikawa, Ryoichi Terada, Kazuko Uda, Yoichi Yuasa
[RC24-ISA]: Stewart Lockie


Prof. Saburo Horikawa (Hosei University/Chair, International Relations Committee, JAES)
Email: irc [at]

The (Tentative) Program as of May 27th, 2014