TITLE

CHERNOBYL AND THE NUCLEAR POWER ISSUE IN SWEDEN: Experts, Media, and Public Opinion

AUTHOR(S)
Westerståhl, Jörgen; Johansson, Folke
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
International Journal of Public Opinion Research;Summer91, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
On the advice of experts a large nuclear power program was introduced in Sweden and unanimously accepted by Parliament. Shortly afterwards nuclear power became a heavily politicized issue with the political parties engaged pro and con. The accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl also had a strong impact on the opinion formation, it now seems, however, that after twenty years public opinion is slowly changing in the direction of the dominant views among experts.
ACCESSION #
11675808

 

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