Fukushima and nuclear Japan

Vlado Vivoda and Geordan Graetz of the University of Queensland have published a new article at JCA.

FukushimaTitled “Nuclear Policy and Regulation in Japan after Fukushima: Navigating the Crisis,” the paper  looks at the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster and the resulting public debate over the desirability of nuclear power in Japan.

The article analyses nuclear policy-making with the aim of identifying key theoretical, institutional and organisational drivers and constraints to future change in Japan’s nuclear energy policy.

Despite the growing anti-nuclear sentiment and concerns about the environmental risks of nuclear power, the authors contend that the continuing power of vested interests will make it difficult for Japan to abandon nuclear power over the next decade.

Posting news of this new article from Tokyo and having rocked about in a hotel room during a recent earthquake makes the paper even more immediate!

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