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Politics and nuclear power : energy policy in Western Europe /
Michael T. Hatch.
imprint
Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, 1986.
description
xi, 219 p.
ISBN
0813115833 :
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imprint
Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, 1986.
isbn
0813115833 :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3435019
 
Bibliography: p. [203]-214.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1986-09:
When Hatch (University of the Pacific) wrote this study of nuclear power in Europe, he could not foresee how timely its publication would be-within days of the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in the Soviet Union. What he has written on the background of West European disenchantment with nuclear power was played out in the Chernobyl headlines; the impending demise of nuclear power in Europe is foreshadowed in his perceptive book. His book focuses on the nuclear power program of West Germany, and those chapters are the most interesting. The remaining chapters on theory, France, and the Netherlands appear to be dissertation dressing, but that should not distract the reader from the insights on the Federal Republic of Germany, and the evolving political and environmental pressures on that country to alter its long-range energy policies. The arrival of new turbulence in oil markets (i.e., a new energy crisis) and the Chernobyl disaster will reinforce the interest of students in energy politics. Hatch's book should be included in their reading so they may know where the current crisis originated.-R.E. Bissell, Georgetown University
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