Industrial Decision Making and High-risk Technology: Siting Nuclear Power Facilities in the USSR
By: Charles K. Dodd (author)Hardback
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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.
Charles K. Dodd is a researcher at the University of Washington.
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
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