Institute for Global Studies
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-9007
Fax: 612-626-2242

Dr Jeffrey P Broadbent

Sociology 1026 Soc Sci 267 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • Political Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Climate Change
  • Social Movements
  • Network Analysis
  • Global Society
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Institutions and Culture
  • Cross-national Comparative Methods
  • Japan
  • East Asia

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Religious Studies-Buddhism, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1974.
  • M.A.: Regional Studies-East Asia, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1975.
  • Ph.D.: Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1982.


  • Dimensions of Contention: Integrating Material, Social and Cultural Aspects through Dynamic Network Analysis. Broadbent, Jeffrey, Forthcoming. Cultural Sociology Working Papers, Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University., Author.
  • Mitigating Climate Change: Sociological Perspectives. Broadbent, Jeffrey, Karen Erhardt-Martinez, Tom Rudel, and Kari NorgaardForthcoming in Riley Dunlap and Bob Brulle (editors), Sociological Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation (tentative title), American Sociological Association and Oxford University Press. , Author.
  • Inter-disciplinary Analysis of Climate Change and Society: A Network Approach. Broadbent, Jeffrey, Philip Vaughter and Michael Manfredo, Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences, Springer Press, open access, Author, 2014. Link
  • Asian Societies and Climate Change: Global Events and Domestic Discourse. Broadbent, Jeffrey, with Sun-Jin Yun, Dowan Ku, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiichi Satoh, Sony Pellissery, Pradip Swarnarkar, Tze-Luen Lin, Ho-Ching Lee and Jun Jin, Globality Studies Journal, Author, 2013. Link
  • Introduction: East Asian Social Movements. Broadbent, Jeffrey, J. Broadbent and V. Brockman (editors), East Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest and Change in a Dynamic Region. New York: Springer. , Author, 2011. Link

Research Activities

  • COMPON-Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks. Comparative study of the effects of discourse and mobilization networks upon policies to mitigate (reduce) carbon emissions and their outcomes, with research teams in and data from 19 cases (countries and region). Funded by National Science Foundation The Unique Hybridity of Polities: Japanese, US and German Labor Politics as Multiplex Network Configurations and Power Hierarchies Dimensions of Contention: the Transforming Mixture of Material, Social and Cultural Networks

Outreach Activities

  • World Bank project on Japan's environmental policies: research on Japan's environmental policies, 2000 - 2005


  • Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, 2001
  • Outstanding Publication Award, Section on Environment and Technology, American Sociologoical Association, August 2000
  • Fulbright Scholar Award (JUSEC), 1988 - 1989
  • Fulbirght-Hays Scholar Award, 1989 - 1990

Courses Taught

  • Soc 3661 - Japanese Society Today
  • Soc 4305 - Society and the Environment: A Growing Conflict
  • Soc 8310 - Political Sociology seminar
  • Soc 8390 - Social Movement seminar
  • Soc 3301 - The Uses of Citizenship: An Introduction to Political Sociology
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