The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland

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Matti Kojo, Tapio Litmanen
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2009 - Political Science - 272 pages
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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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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.

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