Dr. Pinar Temocin was trained in Philosophy in Turkey and Germany and Comparative Politics and Public Policy in France. She interned and carried out projects on international politics and green energy in several research institutes across the globe and researched civil society-related issues at several universities including the University of Montpellier, the University of Auckland, and Seoul National University. She completed doctoral studies at Hiroshima University. Using her interdisciplinary research background and expertise in environmental governance and energy policies, she researches environmental civil society engagement in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, interactive state-society relations, and collaborative and inclusive environmental and energy governance. She combines the perspectives of political sociology, energy studies and environmental governance, as well as Science, Technology and Society, within the Japanese context, to analyze and develop recommendations for sustainable environmental and energy policies.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyJapan
Focus areas of expertiseSocial movements
Temocin, Pinar (2022). “Japan’s
Grassroots Environmentalism and the Larger Picture”, Peace
Temocin, Pinar and
Kawano, Noriyuki. (2022). “Peace and
Nuclear-free Advocacy Revisited: Lessons from New Zealand and Implications for
Japan”, International Journal of Nuclear Security.
Volume: 7, No: 1.
Fraser, Timothy and Temocin, Pinar. (2021). “Grassroots vs. Greenhouse: The Role of Environmental Organizations in reducing Carbon
Emissions”, Climatic Change, Volume: 169, Issue: 22.
Trencher, Gregory; Truong, Nhi; Temocin, Pinar; &
Duygan, Mert. (2021). “Top-down sustainability transitions in action: How do incumbent actors drive electric mobility diffusion in China, Japan, and California?”, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume: