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Environment & Policy

Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems

Robustness from Lessons Learned in Long-Term Radioactive Waste Governance

Authors: Flüeler, Thomas

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The long-term governance of radioactive waste continues to be a major complex and contentious socio-technical issue worldwide. Traditionally, it has been considered as mainly a challenge to scientists and engineers to develop technical "solutions" to specific problems. But increasingly these narrow solutions have been enlarged by wider societal considerations such as ethics, public involvement, control and retrievability – needs that have in the meanwhile been recognised by the nuclear community, at least in a general way. In this book, we analyse motives for a broad discourse as well as suggest prerequisites to launch it. The author attempts to give a novel, empirically based and technically sound treatment of fundamental issues in long-term management and governance. Written to be accessible to a wide selection of the interested public, the study proposes a combination of technical design issues, analysis methods and institutional backup in a dynamic procedure, and with involvement at all levels of political, commercial and social life.

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"Flüeler provides one of the most extensive bibliographies, which he conveniently organizes into a number of useful categories for those who are conducting research in this area. His extensive experience with how this issue was dealt with in Switzerland over a 50-y period along with examples from a variety of other countries is well documented. … This text would be valuable for those specialists who are directly involved in dealing with the issue of radioactive waste … ." (Stewart, Health Physics, Vol. 93 (2), 2007)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Setting and Topics at Issue

    Pages 3-20

  • Objectives and Aim

    Pages 21-23

  • Research Political Embedding

    Pages 25-28

  • Issues under Investigation, Evidence and Validation

    Pages 29-40

  • Insights from Risk Perception Research

    Pages 43-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems
Book Subtitle
Robustness from Lessons Learned in Long-Term Radioactive Waste Governance
Authors
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
42
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3529-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3529-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3480-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8908-1
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 357
Topics