Social Aspects of the Nuclear Power Controversy

Nowotny H (1976). Social Aspects of the Nuclear Power Controversy. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-033


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The responses to the introduction of nuclear power are examined and the underlying processes interpreted from a sociological viewpoint. The social dynamics of "para-scientific" controversies are reviewed; the nuclear power controversy is viewed from this perspective. Social movements for greater participation in the decision-making process are discussed and the role of the "scientist-activist" is developed. The differing time perspectives emerging in the nuclear controversy are reviewed.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 06:51

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