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Gendering the Resilience to Disasters and Crises

Mari Osawa
Professor, Institute of Social Science

We conduct comparative gender analysis of resilience to disasters and crises, with a particular focus on Japan. Similarities and differences with Germany are of particular interest, and references to Southern and Northern European countries are made as well. Relations between aspects of social exclusion and inclusion, financial and economic crises or disaster risks are taken into consideration to clarify total effects of governance on livelihood security systems.

  • The 28th ISS Symposium on “Keep Gendering the Knowledge Economy” held on 13 November, 2016The 28th ISS Symposium on “Keep Gendering the Knowledge Economy” held on 13 November, 2016
    Credit: The Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo

  • Poverty rates and social trust in the mid-2000sPoverty rates and social trust in the mid-2000s
    Credit: Created from OECD.Statistics and ISSP, citizenship 2004, Q43

Research collaborators

  • Institute of Gender Studies at Ochanomizu University
  • Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (presided by Domoto, Akiko)
  • Karen Ann Shire (Professor of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Specially Appointed Professor of Ochanomizu University)
  • Margarita Estevez-Abe, Associate Professor of Syracuse University

Related publications

  • Institute of Social Science, Osawa, M. and Sato, I (eds.) (2016) Reconsidering Governance I, II, University of Tokyo Press (in Japanese).
  • Osawa, Mari (2011) Social Security in Contemporary Japan, A comparative analysis, London and New York: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series, 222p.

Contact

Mari Osawa
osawa@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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