People in Okinawa with grievances about the American military presence and base policies have organized protests to influence policy decisions. If protests influence base policy, how do they do so and with what consequences? When they fail to influence policy, what explains the failure? KAWATO Yuko answer these questions by examining three postwar protests in Okinawa.
KAWATO Yuko graduated from the University of Washington in March 2010 with a Ph.D. in political science.
She is preparing a book manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation on U.S. military bases and protests in Asia, for the Studies in Asian Security series published by the Stanford University Press, with a grant from the East-West Center.