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Sustainability and Resilience

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    Sustainability and Resilience

    Research focus since October 2022

    Head of research group: Markus Heckel

    Sustainability and resilience lie at the heart of any long-term strategy. Whereas sustainability is concerned with the intertemporal allocation of scarce resources, resilience focuses on the ability to cope with adverse events.

    Projects in this research cluster include analyses of developments and events that put sustainability and resilience in Japan at risk, such as fiscal debt, ageing and population decline, climate change, pandemic diseases or natural disasters, as well as studies on how and to what extent sustainability and resilience are conceived, pursued and achieved. The level of analysis may range from the individual, families, communities, organizations and to Japan as a whole. The research designs include historic, comparative and transnational perspectives.


    Related Research Projects

    Arts and Literature after Fukushima

    Listening to the Community: Grassroots Mental Healthcare in Local Communities

    Local Issues Take Stage – Culture and Community Revitalization

    Regional diversity of well-being in Japan

    Sustainable Consumption

    The Political Economy of Carbon Pricing and Green Finance. Comparing the EU and Japanese Discourses and Policy Approaches

    The Values of Sustainability and the Sustainability of Values in Contemporary Japan