Nuclear Power After Japan: The Social Dimensions

TitleNuclear Power After Japan: The Social Dimensions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsButler, C, Parkhill, KA, Pidgeon, NF
Date Published2011
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00139157
Keywords2011 , Fukushima , Japan , Nuclear , PUBLIC , SOCIAL
AbstractThe article discusses the social aspects and public debate concerning nuclear power following the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011. Government policy on the use of nuclear power to increase energy security and decarbonize electricity in countries including Great Britain, Germany, and Japan, economic aspects of nuclear power, and public opinion following nuclear incidents. Other topics include ethical issues related to the safety of nuclear power, the portrayal of nuclear power in the media, and the cultural framing of nuclear power.
NotesButler, Catherine 1 Parkhill, Karen A. 1 Pidgeon, Nicholas F. 1; Affiliation: 1: Cardiff University; Source Info: Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p3; Subject Term: FUKUSHIMA Nuclear Accident, Fukushima, Japan, 2011; Subject Term: NUCLEAR accidents; Subject Term: PUBLIC opinion; Subject Term: NUCLEAR energy -- Safety measures; Subject Term: NUCLEAR energy -- Economic aspects; Subject Term: NUCLEAR energy -- Government policy; Subject Term: SOCIAL aspects; Subject Term: JAPAN; Company/Entity: FUKUSHIMA Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Japan); NAICS/Industry Codes: 221113 Nuclear Electric Power Generation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 911910 Other federal government public administration; Number of Pages: 12p; Document Type: Article