Fellows & Grantees

Jeffrey Broadbent

Abe Fellowship 2005
Project Title
Reciprocity and Negotiation on Diffuse Risks: Climate-Change Policy Networks in Japan, the United States, Germany and Austria
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota / Twin Cities


Jeffrey Broadbent. (Ph.D. Harvard University 1982). Professor Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota.
Specializ ation in comparative political sociology, culture and networks. His book Environmental Politics in Japan:
Networks of Power and Protest (Cambridge, 1998) received Ohira Masayoshi award (2000) and Best Book award
from Environmental Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (2001). Co- author of Comparing
Policy Networks: Labor Politics in the US, Germany and Japan (Cambridge U Press, 1996). Founder in 2007 of
Compon (COMparing climate change POlicy Networks) project on the politics of emissions reductions with teams in
25 societies. Co- editor East Asian Social Movements: Power, Conflict and Change in a Dynamic Region (Springer,
2011). Many journal articles and chapters.