Using the theories of Ulrich Beck to understand why activism has emerged as such a powerful force in contemporary society. After watching to the Week 7 Class (lecture) and reading topic five ( https://d2l.deakin.edu.au/d2l/le/content/786318/viewContent/4680072/View )of the study guide respond to three of the five following questions:
1. How is one aspect of Beck’s risk society theory exemplified by the Japanese public’s response to the Fukushima incident? Explain in 30 to 50 words. Don’t forget to respond to other student posts!
2. Watch this video: https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/fukushima-residents-asked-to-return-despite-strong/5313644. What ethically questionable messages or communication tactics do you feel the Japanese government and/or TEPCO may be using? Name at least three.
3. Nuclear power is in the process of being turned back on in Japan. Does this means the grassroots activism discussed in Aldrich 2012 ( https://www.eastwestcenter.org/sites/default/files/private/api103.pdf ) has failed? Explain in 30-50 words.
4. Nuclear power was once seen as safe and a symbol of man’s dominance over nature, what industry is currently seen as harm-free but is now or in the future will be the target of activism? What are the risks – as Beck would see them – presented by this industry? 20-50 words.
5. Please see the cartoons below, both of which are from European news media (Google Translate will help you here). Do you believe the upcoming Tokyo Olympics games may the catalyst for change in Japan on this issue? Why? Explain in 30 to 50 words.
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