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Linked Arms - A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste (Paperback): Thomas V. Peterson Linked Arms - A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste (Paperback)
Thomas V. Peterson
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Out of stock
Licensed To Kill? - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant (Paperback, New): Joan Aron Licensed To Kill? - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant (Paperback, New)
Joan Aron
R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Out of stock

Taking the $5.5 billion never-used nuclear power station at Shoreham, Long Island as an example, the author explores the standstill in the nuclear power industry. Among the many reasons advanced for the failure of nuclear power she focuses on the public's distrust of the utilities and regulators.

The Struggle Against the Bomb, Volume 2 - Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-70... The Struggle Against the Bomb, Volume 2 - Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-70 (Hardcover)
R1,846 Discovery Miles 18 460 Out of stock

Resisting the Bomb continues the story, begun in the award-winning One World or None, of humanity's efforts to avert nuclear destruction. Beginning with the catastrophic atmospheric nuclear weapons tests of 1954, it describes the gradual development of a grassroots, worldwide movement for nuclear disarmament. By the late 1950's and early 1960's, this campaign had taken on mass dimensions in many nations, with antinuclear protests simultaneously drawing hundreds of thousands of people in dozens of countries. The movement engaged the efforts of some of the world's most prominent and revered intellectuals, such as Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell, and had a substantial impact on major political, labor, and religious groups, as well as on public opinion. Even within the relatively closed confines of Communist countries, antinuclear activities emerged and exerted pressure on public officials. As a result, the public policy of numerous countries began to shift away from a reliance upon nuclear war and toward curbing the nuclear arms race-a process that culminated in the partial test ban treaty, the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, and other arms control measures of the 1960's. This is the first comprehensive account of worldwide nuclear disarmament activism and its consequences during these years. The book is based on extensive research in fifteen countries, of more than a hundred peace groups and government agencies. Many of the documents-such as those drawn from the files of the U.S. State Department, the Atomic Energy Authority of Great Britain, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union-were until recently classified as top secret. Now, together with personal interviews and material drawn from peace movement periodicals, they contribute to a vivid panorama of the global antinuclear campaign, and provide startling revelations about the efforts of government officials to repress, contain, and, finally, accommodate to popular protest. Reviews of Volume One: One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953 Winner of the Warren Kuehl Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations "Wittner has done an admirable and meticulous job of tracing the tempestuous history of the international peace movement from the advent of the atomic bomb to the end of the Korean War...Based for the most part on primary sources, Wittner's work demonstrates truly prodigious research. ..Beyond providing a comprehensive overview of the topic, the book also provides considerable new information for the debate over the historical significance of the disarmament movement." -American Historical Review "A perceptive account...It adds a great deal to our understanding of the first crucial years of the nuclear age...Wittner has done a prodigious amount of research...The best description that exists of efforts to promote disarmament around the globe." -Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist "A powerfully written and impressively researched study...It would be hard to imagine a better ...example of multinational history." -Canadian Journal of History "The book is interesting, well written, and massively documented-a major contribution to the history of the origins and early years of the atomic age." -Perspectives on Political Science "Wittner has effectively captured the essence, the magnitude, and the politics of the wide variety of popular movements that emerged during and after World War II in opposition to the new atomic bomb." -The Annals "There is an impressive thoroughness, even-handedness, and global reach in Wittner's work." -International History Review 1993. 472 pages, illus. Paper, $16.95, cloth, $55.00x ISBN 0-0847-2528-4 (pa) ISBN 0-8047-2141-6 (cl)

Heidegger and the Earth - Essays in Environmental Philosophy (Hardcover, Expanded): Ladelle McWhorter, Gail Stenstad Heidegger and the Earth - Essays in Environmental Philosophy (Hardcover, Expanded)
Ladelle McWhorter, Gail Stenstad
R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Out of stock

Some of the fundamental questions of our time are ecological - urgent environmental problems demand newly conceived solutions for the betterment and preservation of life on this planet. In this newly revised and greatly expanded edition of Heidegger and the Earth, the contributors approach contemporary ecological issues through the medium of Heidegger's thought.

Amid pressing concerns about wildlife and wilderness preservation, agricultural practices, and technological innovation, contributors discuss how thinking with Heidegger in the twenty-first century yields creative ideas about the natural world that are unconstrained by traditional theoretical frameworks. The conflicting viewpoints in some of the essays will inspire further conversation and debate among readers and break apart established thought patterns. Unconventional and provocative, Heidegger and the Earth urges us to set aside what we think we know in order to work through ecological problems and to discover new ways of living in the world.

Journey to Chernobyl - Encounters in a Radioactive Zone (Hardcover, New): Glenn Alan Cheney Journey to Chernobyl - Encounters in a Radioactive Zone (Hardcover, New)
Glenn Alan Cheney
R463 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R26 (6%) Out of stock

The name Chernobyl is now etched forever into human history. It was the scene of a man-made disaster, the full implications of which are still not known. Exactly what happened on April 26, 1986, remains a mystery. But when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the people of Ukraine were free at last to talk about what they knew. Glenn Cheney, who has traveled widely, spent more than six weeks in the Chernobyl area, arriving in Kiev during those first days when Ukraine became independent. From almost his very first day, he talked with scientists, journalists, refugees, engineers, top-level government officials, doctors, environmentalists, parents of sick children and people living just a few kilometers from the Chernobyl complex. He heard stories about the disaster that went far beyond what was reported in the Western press: the terrifying evacuation of Pripyat, a nearby city; bureaucratic bungling, falsification and destruction of data; the dangers of "Chernobyl AIDS" that may be indirectly killing thousands of people; and the inevitability of future accidents. This is a look at Chernobyl from a unique perspective: reports of atrocities, epidemics, tyranny and despair blend with a most unusual travelogue, including close relationships and even KGB intrigue. Cheney s very simple, very human voice alternately exudes humor and horror. The total effect is of an unpretentious person peering into an abyss of death and corruption.

Rebuilding Fukushima (Hardcover): Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto Rebuilding Fukushima (Hardcover)
Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
R2,218 Discovery Miles 22 180 Out of stock

Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of radiation in streams and rivers, and failing attempts to control the leakage of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Despite these dismal conditions, efforts to recover and rebuild livelihoods in the afflicted regions of Fukushima did start immediately after the outset of the accident. Rebuilding Fukushima gives an account of how citizens, local governments, and businesses responded to and coped with the crisis of Fukushima. It addresses principles to guide reconstruction and international policy environments in which the current disaster is situated. It explores how reconstruction is articulated and experienced at different spatial scales, ranging from individuals to communities and municipalities, and details recovery efforts, achievements, and challenges in the realms of public transportation, agriculture and food production, manufacturing industries, retail sectors, and renewable-energy industries. This book also critically investigates the nature of the current reconstruction policy schemes, and seeks to articulate what may be required in order to achieve more sustainable and equitable (re)development in afflicted regions and other nuclear host regions. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and local surveys, this volume is one of the first books in English that captures the knowledge and insights of native Japanese social scientists who dealt with the complexities of nuclear disaster on a day-to-day basis. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of disaster-management studies and nuclear policy.

Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster (Hardcover): Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster (Hardcover)
Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
R2,723 Discovery Miles 27 230 Out of stock

The Fukushima disaster continues to appear in national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiation-contaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise and so remains far from over. However, after five years, attention and research towards the disaster seems to have waned despite the extent and significance of the disaster that remains. The aftermath of Fukushima exposed a number of shortcomings in nuclear energy policy and disaster preparedness. This book gives an account of the municipal responses, citizen's responses, and coping attempts, before, during, and after the Fukushima crisis. It focuses on the background of the Fukushima disaster, from the Tohoku earthquake to diffusion on radioactive material and risk miscommunication. It explores the processes and politics of radiation contamination, and the conditions and challenges that the disaster evacuees have faced, reflecting on the evacuation process, evacuation zoning, and hope in a post-Fukushima environment. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of disaster management studies and nuclear policy.

Green Energy Futures: A Big Change for the Good (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): David Elliott Green Energy Futures: A Big Change for the Good (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
David Elliott
R2,407 R2,210 Discovery Miles 22 100 Save R197 (8%) Out of stock

What will replace fossil fuel? Is there a way forward using renewable energy sources while avoiding nuclear power? This book argues that nuclear is unlikely to have much of a role in future, and shows that the pro- and anti-nuclear debate has absorbed too much time and energy over the years. This has been to the detriment of a more relevant, interesting and increasingly urgent debate over what sort of renewable/efficiency mix we need. This book engages in that debate, exploring the implications of shifting to greener, cleaner energy sources. Importantly, David Elliott argues there is no one green future. There is a range of possible options of various types and scales: we need to choose amongst them. This book offers an overview of the technical, economic and environmental issues to help scholars, professionals and policy makers involved in discussing those options.

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation - Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors (Hardcover): Spencer... Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation - Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors (Hardcover)
Spencer Barrett Meredith III
R3,224 Discovery Miles 32 240 Out of stock

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once more after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had put in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a worst-case scenario; Chernobyl did not. These two incidents highlight the importance of such safety measures, which were critically lacking in an entire class of Soviet-designed reactors. This book examines why five countries operating these dangerous reactors first signed international agreements to close them within a few years, but instead delayed for almost two decades. It looks at how political decision makers weighed the enormous short-term costs of closing those reactors against the long-term benefits of compliance, and how the political instability that dominated post-Communist transitions impacted their choices. The book questions the efficacy of Western governments' efforts to convince their Eastern counterparts of the dangers they faced, and establishes the causal relationship between political stability and compliance behaviour.This model will also enable more effective assistance policies in similar situations of political change where decision makers face considerable short-term costs to gain greater future rewards. This book provides a valuable resource for postgraduate students, academics and policy makers in the fields of nuclear safety, international agreements and democratization.

Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - Origins of the Nuclear Order (Hardcover): Roland Popp, Liviu Horovitz,... Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - Origins of the Nuclear Order (Hardcover)
Roland Popp, Liviu Horovitz, Andreas Wenger
R3,235 Discovery Miles 32 350 Out of stock

This volume offers a critical historical assessment of the negotiation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and of the origins of the nonproliferation regime. The NPT has been signed by 190 states and was indefinitely extended in 1995, rendering it the most successful arms control treaty in history. Nevertheless, little is known about the motivations and strategic calculi of the various middle and small powers in regard to their ultimate decision to join the treaty despite its discriminatory nature. While the NPT continues to be central to current nonproliferation efforts, its underlying mechanisms remain under-researched. Based on newly declassified archival sources and using previously inaccessible evidence, the contributions in this volume examine the underlying rationales of the specific positions taken by various states during the NPT negotiations. Starting from a critical appraisal of our current knowledge of the genesis of the nonproliferation regime, contributors from diverse national and disciplinary backgrounds focus on both European and non-European states in order to enrich our understanding of how the global nuclear order came into being. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, Cold War history, security studies and IR.

Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust - Dealing with Radioactive Waste (Paperback): Luther J Carter Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust - Dealing with Radioactive Waste (Paperback)
Luther J Carter
R938 Discovery Miles 9 380 Out of stock

This title, first published in 1987, examines the topic of nuclear waste management, and the way in which the public reacts to this issue. Part 1 explores the sources of public unease, such as the way in which nuclear waste had failed to be properly contained in the past. Part 2 looks at the search for a waste policy and the introduction of The Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part 3 examines the waste problem from the standpoint of it being an international issue, and finally, Part 4 looks to the future and the lessons that we can learn from past nuclear waste management failures. This book will be of interest to students of environmental management.

Public Regulation of Site Selection for Nuclear Power Plants - Present Procedures and Reform Proposals - An Annotated... Public Regulation of Site Selection for Nuclear Power Plants - Present Procedures and Reform Proposals - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover)
Ernest D. Klema, Robert L West
R2,597 Discovery Miles 25 970 Out of stock

Public regulation of site-selection for nuclear power plants is woven into the fabric of the distinctively-American experience in exercising government control over privately-owned public utilities. Originally published in 1977, the authors have identified the various dimensions of public concern with the selection of new nuclear power sites. This volume, divided into four parts, explores the complex issues at the heart of American nuclear power: Part I contains literature which describes the process of power-plant siting as conducted by the utilities; Part II contains studies and reports on the structure and process of public regulation; Part III describes local government, State, and other Federal agency regulation of siting; and finally, Part IV cites selected proposals and analyses of recommendations for regulatory reform. This is a valuable resource for any student interested in environmental studies and public policy reform.

Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement (Hardcover): Paul Rubinson Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement (Hardcover)
Paul Rubinson
R3,732 Discovery Miles 37 320 Out of stock

The massive movement against nuclear weapons began with the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945 and lasted throughout the Cold War. Antinuclear protesters of all sorts mobilized in defiance of the move toward nuclear defense in the wake of the Cold War. They influenced U.S. politics, resisting the mindset of nuclear deterrence and mutually-assured destruction. The movement challenged Cold War militarism and restrained leaders who wanted to rely almost exclusively on nuclear weapons for national security. Ultimately, a huge array of activists decided that nuclear weapons made the country less secure, and that, through testing and radioactive fallout, they harmed the very people they were supposed to protect. Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and figures, the strengths and weaknesses of the activists, and its lasting effects on the country. It is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the American antinuclear movement and the massive reach of this transnational concern.

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation - Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors (Paperback): Spencer... Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation - Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors (Paperback)
Spencer Barrett Meredith III
R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Out of stock

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a worst-case scenario; Chernobyl did not. These two incidents highlight the importance of such safety measures, which were critically lacking in an entire class of Soviet-designed reactors. This book examines why five countries operating these dangerous reactors first signed international agreements to close them within a few years, then instead delayed for almost two decades. It looks at how political decision makers weighed the enormous short-term costs of closing those reactors against the long-term benefits of compliance, and how the political instability that dominated post-Communist transitions impacted their choices. The book questions the efficacy of Western governments' efforts to convince their Eastern counterparts of the dangers they faced, and establishes a causal relationship between political stability and compliance behavior. This model will also enable more effective assistance policies in similar situations of political change where decision makers face considerable short-term costs to gain greater future rewards. This book provides a valuable resource for postgraduate students, academics and policy makers in the fields of nuclear safety, international agreements, and democratization.

Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran - Inside EU Negotiations (Hardcover): Tarja Cronberg Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran - Inside EU Negotiations (Hardcover)
Tarja Cronberg
R1,255 R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Save R143 (11%) Out of stock

Drawing on the author's personal experience, this book presents an insider's chronology and policy analysis of the EU's role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The European Union strives to be a global player, a "soft power" leader that can influence international politics and state behavior. Yet critics argue that the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) remains largely ineffective and incoherent. The EU's early and continuous involvement in the effort to dissuade Iran from developing nuclear weapons can be viewed as a test case for the EU as a global actor. As Chair of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with Iran, Tarja Cronberg had a ringside seat in the negotiations to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Drawing on her experiences leading a parliamentary delegation to Iran and interviews with officials, legislators and opposition leaders in nearly every country participating in the negotiations, as well as reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency, parliaments and independent experts, the author illustrates an insider's strategic understanding of the negotiations. Intersecting history, politics, economics, culture and the broader security context, this book not only delivers a unique analysis of this historic deal and the twelve-year multilateral pursuit of it, but draws from it pertinent lessons for European policy makers for the future. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, EU policy, diplomacy and international relations in general.

Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster (Paperback): Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster (Paperback)
Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Out of stock

The Fukushima disaster continues to appear in national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiation-contaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise and so remains far from over. However, after five years, attention and research towards the disaster seems to have waned despite the extent and significance of the disaster that remains. The aftermath of Fukushima exposed a number of shortcomings in nuclear energy policy and disaster preparedness. This book gives an account of the municipal responses, citizen's responses, and coping attempts, before, during, and after the Fukushima crisis. It focuses on the background of the Fukushima disaster, from the Tohoku earthquake to diffusion on radioactive material and risk miscommunication. It explores the processes and politics of radiation contamination, and the conditions and challenges that the disaster evacuees have faced, reflecting on the evacuation process, evacuation zoning, and hope in a post-Fukushima environment. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of disaster management studies and nuclear policy.

Nuclear  Waste Management and Legitimacy - Nihilism and Responsibility (Paperback): Mats Andren Nuclear Waste Management and Legitimacy - Nihilism and Responsibility (Paperback)
Mats Andren
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Out of stock

Nuclear technology places special demands on society and both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes require a large measure of security and monitoring at the international level. This book focuses on nuclear waste management, which can work in democratic countries only if viewed as legitimate by the population. This book posits the inability of democracies to establish such legitimacy as an explanation for the current absence of public policy decisions that can identify a solution. The problems are such that they can be resolved only if fundamental aspects of the modern notion of legitimacy are set aside.

Three Mile Island - The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture (Hardcover): Grace Halden Three Mile Island - The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture (Hardcover)
Grace Halden
R3,115 Discovery Miles 31 150 Out of stock

Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the United States. In this volume, Grace Halden contextualizes the events at Three Mile Island and the ensuing media coverage, offering a gripping portrait of a nation coming to terms with technological advances that inspired both awe and terror. Including a selection of key primary documents, this book offers a fascinating resource for students of the history of science, technology, the environment, and Cold War culture.

Nuclear Terrorism - Countering the Threat (Hardcover): Brecht  Volders, Tom Sauer Nuclear Terrorism - Countering the Threat (Hardcover)
Brecht Volders, Tom Sauer
R3,010 R2,618 Discovery Miles 26 180 Save R392 (13%) Out of stock

This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. While the international community has made important progress in securing fissile material, there are still important steps to be made with nearly 2,000 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear material spread around the globe. The volume addresses this complex phenomenon through an interdisciplinary approach: legal, criminal, technical, diplomatic, cultural, economic, and political. Despite this cross-disciplinary approach, however, the chapters are all linked by the overarching aim of enhancing knowledge of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. The volume aims to do this by investigating the different types of nuclear terrorism, and subsequently discussing the potential means to prevent these malicious acts. In addition, there is a discussion of the nuclear security regime, in general, and an important examination of both its strengths and weaknesses. In summary, the book aims to extend the societal and political debate about the threat of nuclear terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, nuclear governance, terrorism studies, international organizations, and security studies in general.

Long-Term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex - The Challenge Ahead (Hardcover): Katherine N. Probst, Michael H.... Long-Term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex - The Challenge Ahead (Hardcover)
Katherine N. Probst, Michael H. McGovern
R2,894 Discovery Miles 28 940 Out of stock

Decades of U.S. nuclear weapons production have exacted a heavy environmental toll. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning up waste and contamination resulting from production activities will cost over $150 billion. Yet even once that money is spent, these sites will need long-term attention to assure protection of human health and the environment. In the authors' words, stewardship refers to 'institutions, information, and strategies needed to ensure protection of people and the environment, both in the short and the long term.' Probst and McGovern make a compelling case for establishing a formal program of long-term stewardship for contaminated sites. Their report details the requirements of a successful stewardship program and discusses the daunting technical and political challenges facing such efforts, including the designation of an institutional home for key stewardship functions. The legacy of environmental damage is considerable; hazardous waste disposal, radioactive waste, and contaminated facilities are among the problems that will remain after DOE cleanup efforts are complete. Stewardship planning, according to Probst and McGovern, must start now.

Chernobyl - Crime without Punishment (Paperback): Alla Yaroshinskaya Chernobyl - Crime without Punishment (Paperback)
Alla Yaroshinskaya
R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Out of stock

Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers describing the aftereffects of the disaster have been translated from Russian into English or distributed in the West. This is now remedied, with the publication of this definitive volume, based on original sources, and originally published in Russian. Alla A. Yaroshinskaya describes the human side of the disaster, with firsthand accounts by those who lived through the world's worst public health crisis. Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment is a unique account of events by a reporter who defied the Soviet bureaucracy. The author presents an accurate historical record, with quotations from all the major players in the Chernobyl drama. It also provides unique insight into the final stages of Soviet communism. Yaroshinskaya describes actions after the disaster: how authorities built a new city for Chernobyl residents but placed it in a highly polluted area. She also details the actions of the nuclear lobby inside and outside the former Soviet Union. Bringing the book into the twenty-first century, the author reviews the latest medical data on Chernobyl people's health from the affected countries and from independent investigations; and states why there has been no trial of top officials who covered up Chernobyl and its disastrous consequences.

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo - Power Struggles (Hardcover): Alexander Brown Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo - Power Struggles (Hardcover)
Alexander Brown
R3,105 Discovery Miles 31 050 Out of stock

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. By examining the anti-nuclear movement at both urban and transnational scales, the book also reveals the complex geography of today's globally connected social movements. It emphasizes the contestation of urban space by anti-nuclear activists in Tokyo and the weaving together of urban and cyber space in their praxis. By focusing on the cultural life of the movement-from its characteristic demonstration style to its blogs, zines and pamphlets-this book communicates activists' voices in their own words. Based on excellent ethnographic research, it concludes that the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster have redefined social movement politics for a new era. Providing an analysis of a unique period in Japan's contemporary urban history from the perspective of eyewitness observations, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Sociology and Japanese Studies in general.

The Radiation Legacy of the Soviet Nuclear Complex - An Analytical Overview (Paperback): Nikolai N. Egorov, Vladimir M.... The Radiation Legacy of the Soviet Nuclear Complex - An Analytical Overview (Paperback)
Nikolai N. Egorov, Vladimir M. Novikov, Frank L. Parker, Victor K. Popov
R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Out of stock

A study of the legacy of nuclear contamination in the Soviet Union. It gives the location and characteristics of the accumulated radioactive material and wastes by each sector, from ore and mining to use and disposal. It describes types of storage, capacity and utilization, age and location. It gives information on the territories and locations contaminated, by normal operations and by accidents, from which strategic plans for remediation can be formulated.

Nuclear Juggernaut - The transport of radioactive materials (Paperback): Martin Bond Nuclear Juggernaut - The transport of radioactive materials (Paperback)
Martin Bond
R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Out of stock

Every day throughout Britain, by road, by rail and by sea, there are large numbers of routine movements of radioactive cargo. Materials at all stages of the nuclear cycle, from uranium ore to nuclear waste, from nuclear warheads to radioactive isotopes used in medicine, are constantly on the move. In normal circumstances handling low-level material exposes workers to small doses of radiation, but a serious accident could lead to widespread contamination and to the major risk of additional deaths from cancer. The accident record is not good. There are repeated small accidents and many people believe that the major accident is simply waiting to happen. This book gives a thorough account of what is moved, by wham and far what purpose. It considers the risks, including that of terrorism, the safety record and the precautions. It also highlights the perils of the secrecy surrounding the industry: for example, local councils are responsible for coping with any accident, but are not told when or where nuclear movements are taking place. Martin Bond's careful work is a large step towards order in a chaotic industry. Originally published in 1992

American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975-1990 - The Challenge of Peace (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): K Harvey American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975-1990 - The Challenge of Peace (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
K Harvey
R2,009 Discovery Miles 20 090 Out of stock

Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, this book argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century.

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