Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia (Hardcover)


The rising demand for energy, the higher costs of oil and gas, and the association of fossil fuels with adverse climate change have all brought a renewed interest in nuclear energy. Nuclear power, however, is itself controversial, because of its costs, its environmental effects and the security risks it poses. This book discusses these critical issues surrounding nuclear power in relation to Asia. It discusses also the politics of nuclear power and the activities of civil society organisations concerned about nuclear issues. Throughout the book the perspectives are included of both proponents and opponents of nuclear power on the key controversial issues.

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The rising demand for energy, the higher costs of oil and gas, and the association of fossil fuels with adverse climate change have all brought a renewed interest in nuclear energy. Nuclear power, however, is itself controversial, because of its costs, its environmental effects and the security risks it poses. This book discusses these critical issues surrounding nuclear power in relation to Asia. It discusses also the politics of nuclear power and the activities of civil society organisations concerned about nuclear issues. Throughout the book the perspectives are included of both proponents and opponents of nuclear power on the key controversial issues.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Routledge

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Series

Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Release date

June 2012

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

2012

Editors

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Dimensions

234 x 156 x 18mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover - Cloth over boards

Pages

208

ISBN-13

978-0-415-80961-0

Barcode

9780415809610

Categories

LSN

0-415-80961-4



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