About

Atsushi Ishii is associate professor at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University. His research interests include global environmental politics (especially, whaling, transboundary air pollution, fisheries, and climate engineering), science and technology studies (especially, methodology of transdisciplinary science), and Japanese environmental diplomacy and politics. He is one of the winners of the 2017 Sustainability Science Best Paper Awards (for the paper below #6).

Recent publications:

  • Masahiro Sugiyama, Shinichiro Asayama, Takanobu Kosugi, and Atsushi Ishii (2018) Governance for Climate Engineering. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.
  • Victoria Wibeck, Anders Hansson, Jonas Anshelm, Shinichiro Asayama, Lisa Dilling, Pamela M. Feetham, Rachel Hauser, Atsushi Ishii, Masahiro Sugiyama (2017) Making sense of climate engineering: a focus group study of lay publics in four countries. Climatic Change, Vol. 145, No. 1-2, pp. 1-14.
  • Shinichiro Asayama, Atsushi Ishii (2017) Selling stories of techno-optimism? The role of narratives on discursive construction of carbon capture and storage in the Japanese media. Energy Research & Social Science.
  • Masahiro Sugiyama, Shinichiro Asayama, Atsushi Ishii, Takanobu Kosugi, John C. Moore, Jolene Lin, Penehuro F. Lefale, Wil Burns, Masatomo Fujiwara, Arunabha Ghosh, Joshua Horton, Atsushi Kurosawa, Andy Parker, Michael Thompson, Pak-Hang Wong, Lili Xia (2017) The Asia-Pacific’s role in the emerging solar geoengineering debate. Climatic Change, Vol. 143, No. 1-2, pp. 1-12.
  • Shinichiro Asayama, Masahiro Sugiyama, Atsushi Ishii (2017) Ambivalent climate of opinions: Tensions and dilemmas in understanding geoengineering experimentation. Geoforum, Vol. 80, pp. 82-92.
  • Masahiro Sugiyama, Shinichiro Asayama, Takanobu Kosugi, Atsushi Ishii, Seita Emori, Jiro Adachi, Keigo Akimoto, Masatomo Fujiwara, Tomoko Hasegawa, Yasushi Hibi, Kimiko Hirata, Toru Ishii, Takeshi Kaburagi, Yuki Kita, Shigeki Kobayashi, Atsushi Kurosawa, Manabu Kuwata, Kooiti Masuda, Makoto Mitsui, Taku Miyata, Hiroshi Mizutani, Sumie Nakayama, Kazuyo Oyamada, Takaaki Sashida, Miho Sekiguchi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Yukari Takamura, Junichi Taki, Taketoshi Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Tezuka, Takahiro Ueno, Shingo Watanabe, Rie Watanabe, Naoyuki Yamagishi, Go Yoshizawa (2017) Transdisciplinary co-design of scientific research agendas: 40 research questions for socially relevant climate engineering research. Sustainability Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 31-44.
  • Atsushi Ishii, Ayako Okubo (2014) Path-dependence and Paradigm-shift: How Cetacean Scientists Learned to Develop Management Procedures that Survived the Controversial Whaling Regime. The Review of Policy Research, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 257-280.
  • Shinichiro Asayama, Atsushi Ishii (2014) Reconstruction of the boundary between climate science and politics: The IPCC in the Japanese mass media, 1988-2007. Public Understanding of Science.
  • Atsushi Ishii, Oluf Langhelle (2011) Toward policy integration: Assessing carbon capture and storage policies in Japan and Norway. Global Environmental Change, 21(2), pp. 358-367.
  • Nils Markusson, Atsushi Ishii, Jennie C. Stephens (2011) The Social and Political Complexities of Learning in CCS Demonstration Projects. Global Environmental Change, 21(2), pp. 293-302.
  • Atsushi Ishii, Ayako Okubo (2007) An Alternative Explanation of Japan’s Whaling Diplomacy in the Post-Moratorium Era. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 10(1), pp. 55-87.
  • Atsushi Ishii (2011) Scientists Learn not only Science but also Diplomacy: Learning Processes in the European Transboundary Air Pollution Regime. In Rolf Lidskog and Sundqvist (eds.) Governing the Air: Science-Policy-Citizens Dynamics in International Environmental Governance. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press, pp. 163-194.

Other articles have appeared in, among others, Climate Policy, RECIEL, and numerous Japanese books and journals.

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