Energy governance and sectoral trajectories


Energy governance and sectoral trajectories: France and Japan in evolutionary perspective

6 June 2016, 9.30-18.00
EHESS 190 Avenue de France, 638 (6th floor)


9.30-9.45 : Introduction and welcome, Sebastien Lechevalier (EHESS) and Patrick Fridenson (EHESS)

9.50-10.30 : Alexandre Rojey (Fondation Tuck) | The energy transition in France and in the world – Objectives and obstacles

10.35-11.15 : Yukiko Fukasaku (Independent scholar) | The energy transition in Japan – Challenges and opportunities in comparative context

11.20-12.00 : Miyuki Tsuchiya (Université Paris II / Cersa) Governing energy: the ambiguous link between policy and politic after 3/11. A comparison between France and Japan



13.00-13.40 : Takeo Kikkawa  (Tokyo University of Science) | The evolution of Japan’s electricity industry since the 20th century

13.45-14.25 : Alain Beltran (CNRS / Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I) | The history of French electricity since the 20th century

14.30-15.10 : Chenxiao Xia (Kyoto University) | Japanese electrification as contrast with the West 

Tea break

15.35-16.15 : Aleksandra Kobiljski (CNRS / Institut d’Asie Orientale) | Energy workaround: Upgrading coal in Japan’s steel industry

16.20-17.00 : Maki Umemura  (Cardiff University / FFJ) | Innovation, governance and uncertain shifts in Japan’s photovoltaics industry

17.05-17.45 : Christophe Bouneau (Université Bordeaux III Michel de Montaigne) | Governance strategies and innovation dynamics in the French energy sector since the Interwar period

17.50-18.00 : Concluding remarks          

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