Nuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects by X. Yi-chongNuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects by X. Yi-chong

Nuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and Prospects

byX. Yi-chong

Hardcover | February 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 programmes driven by the low energy endowment, a desire to pursue international prestige, national security concerns, environmental pollution or economic development?
JEFF GRAHAM, Lecturer at the Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia. STUART HARRIS, Emeritus Professor, Department of International Relations, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, Australian National University. PER HÖGSELIUS, Division of History of Sciences and Tec...
Title:Nuclear Energy Development in Asia: Problems and ProspectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230240240

ISBN - 13:9780230240247


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

Editorial Reviews

'Complex and many-faceted contains a wealth of genuine, interesting and valuable historical contextual and current information concerning the prospects for a nuclear renaissance focusing on a very broad geo-political area, from a group of, almost exclusively, experienced and adept pro-nuclear academics and practitioners. In general, the predominant portrayal of the risks and uncertainties associated with the nuclear fuel cycle are largely characterized as containable, known, and societally acceptable. These insights, quite rightly, take their place in the energy futures debate.' Paul Dorfman, Senior Researcher, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK