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Nuclear Privatization and the End of the Nuclear Dream

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the privatization of the nuclear industry. It looks at the 1994 nuclear review and the subsequent sale of some of the nuclear reactors, leaving only the Magnox stations with ... More


‘Like children in a toy factory’

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

During the war, theoretical ideas had been translated with dizzying rapidity into immense industrial enterprises. The concentration of wartime experience at a handful of centres was crucial in ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Sustaining Global Competitiveness in the Provision of Complex Product Systems: The Case of Civilian Nuclear Power Technology

Florian Metzler and Edward S. Steinfeld

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter focuses on the production of “complex product systems,” and, in particular, large-scale nuclear power plants that are produced and deployed on a one-off basis. The authors examine the ... More


A Thirst for Oil and Other Motives: Nine Puzzling Cases of Assistance

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines nine cases of peaceful nuclear cooperation that do not appear to be influenced by the supplier state's political interests: the United States' nuclear cooperation with ... More


Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle at Gorleben?: West Germany’s Energy Future in the Borderlands

Astrid M. Eckert

in West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

In 1977, the village of Gorleben in the border county of Lüchow-Dannenberg was nominated as the potential site of a nuclear waste reprocessing and storage facility. This chapter argues that the ... More


Economic Statecraft and Atoms for Peace: A Theory of Peaceful Nuclear Assistance

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines how peaceful nuclear assistance to other states is used by nuclear weapons suppliers as a tool of economic statecraft to influence the behavior of their friends and adversaries. ... More


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