Shinya Ueno

Kumamoto University
Center for Policy Studies

2-39-1, Kurokami , Chuo-ku
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto
Japan
860-8555
ueno@gpo.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

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1) Community Governance Study with Social Capital, and Social network analysis. 2) Preservation of Groundwater policy.

Citation:
Common Pool Resources and Social Dilemmas: Case Study of Effective Groundwater Management Policy
Abstract: This paper investigates the structure of the social systems that make it possible to maintain regional groundwater resources, as well as related social dilemmas. In Japan, under the law, groundwater is not assigned to any particular entity, as it is considered a public resource, and there is no centralized authority, that is able to mandate groundwater management. In the Kumamoto region, a diverse group has come together in a multilevel collaboration to establish a local groundwater preservation system that will conduct groundwater recharge. Through field research, we were able to structure, through self-governance and self-organization, a management system for the protection of Common Pool Resource, that is able to overcome numerous policy hurdles. We will discuss whether, in this regard, the results of this systemic framework for governance and management have overcome various social dilemmas. This study advances our understanding of public-private co-management.
Citation:
UENO, Shinya, 2012, Policy Analysis of Measures Taken Againt the H1N1 Influenza Virus of 2009, Eubios Journalof Asian and International Bioethics, Vol. 22(2)march 2012, 45-81
Abstract: To prevent influenza infections using cutting-edge science, technology, and other knowledge, international efforts have been made and various domestic systems have been established in countries around the world. However, instead of a decrease being seen, virus transmission has accelerated on a global scale, in large part due to an increase in the number of itinerant people. In order to utilize knowledge gained from medical and pharmaceutical studies to defend society and benefit human beings, various technologies involved in development of new medicines, advances in treatment techniques and studies into infection prevention systems have been integrated as elemental technologies in one integrated system. To apply such technologies in the real world, effective policies need to be developed. However, their implementation is determined in the political process, which is formed by opinions of experts and the heavy influence of mass media, influences politics in its turn, creating an intertwined relationship, as seen in the processes of policy-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation.
URL: http://www.eubios.info/EJAIB32012.pdf
Citation:
UENO, Shinya, 2013, Communal Principle, Kumamoto University Policy Research, Number 4, 3-8.
Abstract: Community management is an important and universal issue for the modern world. I would like to discuss the cooperative communal principle from the social network viewpoints. My paper is to consider the mechanism of community management, and create good governance methods for community. We will begin by considering whether community is emerging or disappearing in modern Japan. There are many distressed communities in rural areas and even big cities too. Then, we examine how we can empower these communities. We also noticed each country has developed a different type of community. We will see the difference of community function in China, the United States of America, and Japan. This comparison illustrates the characteristics of community’s principle. Now in Japan, governments and local residents try to re-embed the communal sense to their community again, which was abandoned once during the high-speed growth era. I show the social networks of three different communities, and examine how they are managing. The communal principle is the key concept for management of community. Especially I would like to empathize the importance of the type of “network”, “sense of belonging” and “trust” of residents to foster a communal principle for good governance of the community.
Citation:
UENO, Shinya, 2013. "Common Pool Resources and Social Dilemmas: Case Study of Effective Groundwater Management Policy", EURO MEDITERRANEAN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT DIALOGUE 6: Marseille.
Abstract: This paper investigates the structure of the social systems that make it possible to maintain regional groundwater resources, as well as related social dilemmas. In Japan, under the law, groundwater is not assigned to any particular entity, as it is considered a public resource, and there is no centralized authority, that is able to mandate groundwater management. In the Kumamoto region, a diverse group has come together in a multilevel collaboration to establish a local groundwater preservation system that will conduct groundwater recharge. Through field research, we were able to structure, through self-governance and self-organization, a management system for the protection of Common Pool Resource, that is able to overcome numerous policy hurdles. We will discuss whether, in this regard, the results of this systemic framework for governance and management have overcome various social dilemmas. This study advances our understanding of public-private co-management.
URL: http://www.med-eu.org/documents/MED6/papers/UENO.pdf
Citation:
Shinya, Ueno, Kenichi Yamamura. 2010. "Social contribution of University." Seibundo, Japan.
Citation:
Ueno, Shinya. "Social Network Structure of Community and Social Capital." Kumamoto Law Review No.116: 299-323.
Citation:
Ueno, Shinya. 2005. "Making sustainable society." Seibundo, Japan.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

SOCIAL CAPITAL SOCIAL NETWORK