The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

EditorMatti Kojo, Tapio Litmanen

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In 2002 Finnish Parliament decided to permit further construction of nuclear power after decades of long societal struggle. This book analyzes the major phases of the decision-making process. It is an excellent guide to understanding energy and climate policy in Finland and thus the main ideas behind the renewal of nuclear power in Europe.

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In 2002 Finnish Parliament decided to permit further construction of nuclear power after decades of long societal struggle. This book analyzes the major phases of the decision-making process. It is an excellent guide to understanding energy and climate policy in Finland and thus the main ideas behind the renewal of nuclear power in Eur...

MATTI KOJO is Researcher in Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland. Kojo has been involved with research on Finnish nuclear waste management since 1997. He is editor and co-editor of three books dealing with nuclear waste and nuclear energy policies in Finland. TAPIO LITMANEN is Professor of Sociology at the Universit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.67 × 5.63 × 0.86 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230575927

ISBN - 13:9780230575929

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
The Transillumination of Finnish Nuclear Policy--T.Litmanen
PART II: THE APPLICATION AND RESISTANCE
Analysis of Justification Arguments in the Application for the 5th Nuclear Reactor in Finland--A.Lampinen
Social Dynamics behind the Changes in the NGO Anti-Nuclear Campaign during 19932002--H.Lammi
PART III: DECISION-MAKING IN FINLAND
The Anatomy and Actors of a Decent Deal: Reading the Nuclear Discourses of the Parliamentarians--A.Berg
Nuclear Policy Processes in Finland in a Comparative Perspective--E.Synssalo
The Strategy of Site Selection of the Repository for Spent Nuclear Fuel in Finland--M.Kojo
The Temporariness of Societal Risk Evaluation: Understanding the Finnish Nuclear Decisions--T.Litmanen
PART V: CONCLUSIONS
The Revival of Nuclear Power in a Strong Administrative State--M.Kojo