Titel: Industrial Decision Making and High-Risk Technology: Siting Nuclear Power Facilities in the USSR
Autor/en: Charles K. Dodd
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Dezember 1993 - gebunden - 256 Seiten
Nuclear power, one of the most controversial examples of high-risk technology, often sparks debates concerning safety and environmental contamination. Much of the opposition to nuclear power plants stems from the issue of plant siting, mostly because of its direct impact on individuals. This is the first book to study the controversy created by high-risk technology within the former Soviet Union. The U.S.S.R., particularly since the Chernobyl accident, has undergone a number of changes in the decision-making processes, participants, and policies utilized in the choosing of plant site. Charles K. Dodd explores the decision-making processes that were used in the U.S.S.R. when nuclear power plant sites were chosen and examines how they were manipulated over time. This is an important contribution to the historical study of policy formulation and compromise in the U.S.S.R.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Conceptualizing the Siting Issue and Decision Processes Chapter 3 An Overview of the Soviet Energy Sector Chapter 4 Decision Participants and the Institutional Setting in the Soviet Nuclear Power Industry, Early Years-1986 Chapter 5 Soviet Siting and Safety Policies in the Soviet Nuclear Power Industry, Early Years-1986 Chapter 6 Post-Chernobyl Changes in Nuclear Power Chapter 7 New Participants in the Decision-Making Process-Public and Local Government Opposition Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index
Charles K. Dodd is a researcher at the University of Washington.
... a highly informed and informative analysis of the tradeoffs made between safety, cost, and rapid growth in the former Soviet nuclear power industry. The problems that it addresses continue to have major implications for Russia and the rest of Europe. -- Judith Thornton, University of Washington ... the most comprehensive non-technical summary of the nuclear power industry in the former Soviet Union to yet appear. It is an invaluable reference work on the development, distribution, and management of this critical industry, both before and after Chernobyl. -- Philip R. Pryde, San Diego State University Commendably diligent research results in extremely detailed information about nuclear power decisions, and the growth of opposition thereto, in the former U.S.S.R. Anyone working on this subject would find the data and appendices useful. Political Studies Review