Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad
Wesleyan University · Department of Goverment

Doctor of Philosophy

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Additional affiliations
July 2004 - present
Wesleyan University
Position
  • Chair, College of East Asian Studies
Education
September 1996 - June 2003
University of Washington Seattle
Field of study
  • political science

Publications

Publications (43)
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Why do some municipalities adopt ambitious climate action plans and others do not? This study examines United States cities that have signed the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, to identify the factors that have led some of them (37 percent, 63 cities) to adopt ambitious (Net Zero) climate action plans. It finds that two factors make...
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Professional and scientific societies can foster inclusive environments that can enhance the diversity of their respective fields and disciplines, but some associations are doing a better job than others. This paper reviewed more than a dozen professional associations and their efforts to support diversity as reported online in an effort to identif...
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Civil society in East Asia emerged from two community-generated needs: Rural villages relying primarily on rice farming had to work together to manage collective water supplies, and urban residents in densely packed housing similarly required neighborhood-based associations to fight fire, promote public health, and alleviate intense poverty. Mutual...
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East Asia is a region dominated by developmental states that favour business and constrain advocacy organizations, yet Japan has been leading the world in emissions standards for decades, China has recently become the world’s largest producer of photovoltaic panels and a world leader in renewable energy, and Korea and Taiwan have both embarked on m...
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Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth focuses on the new and diversifying interactions between civil society and the state in contemporary East Asia by including cases of entanglement and contention in the three fully consolidated democracies in the area: Japan, South Korea and...
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Proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) in the United States are facing a hostile political climate, and they should look to East Asia to discover how to achieve their goals, such as extensive investment in renewable energy, rapid development of smart grids, development of sustainable food systems, updated and extended public transport, increased in...
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Climate change is causing security challenges in Bangladesh due to flooding, drought, and cyclones that are being exacerbated by climate change. The article discusses the ways that climate change is negatively affecting the physical, economic, and environmental security of Bangladesh and concludes with a few policy recommendations to mitigate the d...
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Mayors are an important part of the solution to climate change. Around the world cities are making serious headway on reducing emissions. In the US, being pro-climate is proving to be a winning electoral strategy--all 15 mayors who signed the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy who stood for reelection during 2017 and 2018 won.
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Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China. By Anna Lora-Wainwright. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2017. xxxv, 229 pp. ISBN: 9780262036320 (cloth, also available in paper and as e-book). - Volume 77 Issue 2 - Mary Alice Haddad
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Environmental advocacy in East Asia takes place in a context where there are few well-funded professional advocacy organizations, no viable green parties, and governments that are highly pro-business. In this advocacy-hostile environment, what strategies are environmental organizations using to promote better environmental outcomes? Using an origin...
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As global sea levels and natural resource demands rise, people around the world are increasingly protesting environmental threats to their lives and livelihoods. What are the conditions under which these peaceful environmental protests are violently repressed? This paper uses the random forest algorithm to conduct an event analysis of grassroots en...
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NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) protests are often criticized as parochial and short-lived, generating no lasting influence on broader processes related to environmental politics. This volume offers a different perspective. Drawing on cases from around the globe, it demonstrates that NIMBY protests, although always arising from a local concern in a par...
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How can activists and policy makers encourage better environmental behavior in a context of poor governmental enforcement? This article examines the case of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, a Chinese nonprofit organization, to show how a transparency-based platform can encourage brand-sensitive multinational corporations, their supp...
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Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society. By RiekoKage. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 214p. $89.00. - Volume 10 Issue 4 - Mary Alice Haddad
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How is democracy made real? How does an undemocratic country create new institutions and transform its polity such that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? These are some of the most pressing questions of our times, and they are the central inquiry of Building Democracy in Japan. Using the Japanese experi...
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This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of the nonprofit sector. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in Japan, and argues that a state-in-societ...
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How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models...
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How do undemocratic civic organizations become compatible with democratic civil society? How do local organizations merge older patriarchal, hierarchical values and practices with newer more egalitarian, democratic ones? This article tells the story of how volunteer fire departments have done this in Japan. Their transformation from centralized war...
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In The Failure of Civil Society? Akihiro Ogawa provides a fascinating account of contemporary Japanese civil society at the grass roots. His careful and illuminating ethnography of a recently incorporated nonprofit organization (NPO) reveals important insights into the changing nature of Japanese citizenship and the relationship between the nonprof...
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Japan's civil society is being transformed as more people volunteer for advocacy and professional nonprofit organizations. In the US context, this trend has been accompanied by a decline in participation in traditional organizations. Does the rise in new types of nonprofit groups herald a decline of traditional volunteering in Japan? This article a...
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Politics and Volunteering begins by painting a portrait of volunteering in Japan, and demonstrates that our current understandings of civil society have been based implicitly on a U.S. model that does not adequately consider participation patterns found in other parts of the world. The book develops a theory of civic participation that, incorporate...
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This article seeks to explain why different types of volunteer organizations are prevalent in different countries. It hypothesizes that patterns of volunteer participation are a function of citizen attitudes toward governmental and individual responsibility for caring for society. Those countries (e.g., Japan)—where citizens think that governments...
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Why are some communities more civically engaged than others? Why do some communities provide services with volunteer labor whereas others rely primarily on government provision? When communities provide both volunteer and paid labor for the same service, how do they motivate and organize those volunteers? This article addresses these questions thro...
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Nearly one hundred years ago John Dewey published Democracy and Education (1916), arguing that a democratic education was invaluable for imparting democratic values and practices. Now, a century later, when dozens of countries representing a myriad of ethnic communities, religious traditions, and historical experiences have established democratic g...
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How does democratization affect environmental politics? This paper examines four polities in East Asia that run the full spectrum of political regimes from authoritarian (mainland China) to newly democratic (South Korea and Taiwan) to mature democracy (Japan). Surprisingly, the role of civil society and its relationship with government is found to...

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a. To analyze attributes of social capital in communities to adapt with climate issues. b. To identified the link between social capital and climate risk adaptation.