Nuclear Waste Politics sets out a detailed historical and social scientific analysis of radioactive waste management and disposal in the UK from the 1950s up to the present day; drawing international comparisons with Sweden, Finland, Canada and the US. A theoretical framework is presented for analysing nuclear politics: blending literatures on technology policy, environmental ethics and the geography and politics of scale. The book proffers a new theory of "ethical incrementalism" and practical policy suggestions to facilitate a fair and efficient siting process for radioactive waste management facilities. The book argues that a move away from centralised, high capital investment national siting towards a regional approach using deep borehole disposal, could resolve many of the problems that the high stakes, inflexible "megaproject" approach has caused across the world.
|Number of pages||261|
|ISBN (Print)||0367179288, 9780367179281|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jul 2017|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy|
Cotton, M. (2017). Nuclear Waste Politics: An Incrementalist Perspective. (Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Nuclear-Waste-Politics-An-Incrementalist-Perspective/Cotton/p/book/9780367179281