Nuclear Energy in Western Europe: Revival or Rejection? An Introduction

Autor(en)
Wolfgang Claudius Müller, Paul W. Thurner
Abstrakt

The chapter introduces the main research questions of the present volume: Why do nations make different decisions on nuclear energy and why some of the decisions are upheld but others reversed. To illustrate the relevance of the research question, the chapter outlines the history of nuclear energy that has gone through ups and downs and displays great inter-country variation. It gives particular attention to the two most recent periods of ‘nuclear revival’ (beginning in the late 1990s/early 2000s) and then the post-Fukushima bifurcation of national nuclear energy policies in which many countries stick to their path whereas others make reversals. The chapter identifies the international drivers of nuclear energy policy – factors that influence all countries to varying degrees depending very much on context constellations. The chapter concludes with a plan of the book.

Organisation(en)
Institut für Staatswissenschaft
Externe Organisation(en)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Seiten
1-20
Anzahl der Seiten
21
Publikationsdatum
2017
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
506001 Allgemeine Staatslehre, 506004 Europäische Integration
Schlagwörter
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Energy(all), Social Sciences(all)
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/nuclear-energy-in-western-europe-revival-or-rejection-an-introduction(bf03ffad-cd51-4bd3-8468-f7083cf021f3).html