The Politics of High-Level Nuclear Waste Management in Sweden: on Confined Research versus Research in the Wild.
2009 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, Vol. 19, 269-280 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 2010, the Swedish nuclear energy industry is expected to announce a proposal for the final storage of high-level nuclear waste in bedrock. The underground storage concept is attracting increasing interest from other countries in Europe. Because of the nature of Swedish political culture, the development of the actual method for final disposal is commonly perceived as resting on consensus and democratic cooperation. However, this paper argues that the aforementioned disposal method instead represents the outcome of intense conflict between the nuclear energy industry and the anti-nuclear movement. Accordingly, any investigation of the technical and political solutions to controversial environmental problems should involve the study of lay people and social movements. The present study does so, employing theoretical notions from science and technology studies that allow the analysis to conceptualize actions and strategies (enactments) of the nuclear energy industry (confined research) and the anti-nuclear movement (research in the wild).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley press, John Wiley & sons , 2009. Vol. 19, 269-280 p.
nuclear waste management KBS controversy enatment research research in the wild
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21457DOI: 10.1002/eet.512OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21457DiVA: diva2:241366
This is the pre-published version of the article:
Jonas Anshelm and Vasilis Galis, The Politics of High-Level Nuclear Waste Management in Sweden: on Confined Research versus Research in the Wild, 2009, Environmental Policy and Governance, (19), 269-280.