The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland

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Palgrave MacMillan, Jun 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Finnish nuclear decisions in 2001 (nuclear waste) and 2002 (nuclear power) raised a number of questions concerning the decision-making process, risk evaluation, public participation, lobbying and transparency around the nuclear decisions of the Parliament of Finland. This book provides insights into how Finland reached its decision on nuclear power. The focus on the decision-making process highlights the way in which the conflicting views of various parties and lobbies interacted. It gives a comprehensive description of how the Finnish democracy functions and what other instruments of power were in use. Thus the book also contributes to policy studies as it highlights some recent features of how the governance of the field functions. Theoretical emphasis is on the complexity of policy governance: complex interplay of actors, actor coalitions, resources, the rules of the game, policy discourses and institutional socio-techno-cultural circumstances.

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Contents

Seeking
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An Analysis of the Justification Arguments in the Application
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Social Dynamics Behind the Changes in the NGO AntiNuclear
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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 University of Jyvskyl, Finland. His interests are in environmental sociology, social movement research, and science and technology studies. He has conducted several research projects on risk and technology issues in Finland. He has published widely on nuclear waste management.