Designing critical policy infrastructures by participatory systems analysis: the case of Fukushima's reconstruction

Toshiyuki Yasui, Seiko Shirasaka, Takashi Maeno
2014 International Journal of Critical Infrastructures  
Recent developments in service science and social design have resulted in new policy design methodologies. On the service science side, the concept of co-creation has appeared. On the social design side, methodologies of participatory systems analysis have emerged. Based on these developments, this paper proposes a participatory systems analysis model for public policy design (PSP), a new methodology that employs Bayesian network modelling. We select Fukushima, one of the northeastern areas of
more » ... apan most devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11th March 2011, to verify and validate the empirical efficacy of this methodology. The results show that it fosters both creativity and a sense of collaborative ownership of policy design, which are the core values for a better community. Designing critical policy infrastructures by participatory systems analysis 335 Seiko Shirasaka is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of System Design and Management at Keio University. He received his MS degree in the field of astronautics from University of Tokyo in 1994 and immediately joined in Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Since then, he had worked for several space system development projects as a systems engineer for 15 years. His research interests are on architecting methodology for technical systems and social systems, system assurance design and very small satellite design methodology.
doi:10.1504/ijcis.2014.066337 fatcat:24mjdpq2frbuzc42vgfrwxsvee