Nuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

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An exploration of how and why Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and India have initiated and developed nuclear energy programs and what challenges they face today. Were the nuclear programs driven by the low energy endowment, a desire to pursue international prestige, national security concerns, environmental pollution or economic development?

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An exploration of how and why Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and India have initiated and developed nuclear energy programs and what challenges they face today. Were the nuclear programs driven by the low energy endowment, a desire to pursue international prestige, national security concerns, environmental pollution or economic deve...

XU YI-CHONG is Research Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University, Australia. Xu is the author of Powering China: Reforming the electric power industry in China (2002); Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia: The World Bank Template and the Politics of Power (2004) and The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Chin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230240240

ISBN - 13:9780230240247

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Table of Contents

Nuclear energy in Asia: an overview; X.Yi-chong
The politics of nuclear energy in Asia; X.Yi-chong
Nuclear energy development in China; S.Dongli
The Indian nuclear energy program ; L.Lee
Nuclear energy development in Japan; T.Nakata
Japan's commitment to nuclear power: grand scheme or pipedream?; J.Graham
Nuclear energy development in South Korea; M-H.Yang& X.Yi-chong
The past, present and future of nuclear power in Taiwan; M.Lee
Challenging Chernobyl's legacy: Nuclear power policies in Europe, Russia and North America in the early 21st century; P.Högselius
Implications for Australia as a supplier of uranium to the Asian Region; S.Harris