Re-igniting the Atom: The Political Consequences of the Global Nuclear Revival

Bratt, Duane
June 2010
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p59
Academic Journal
The article presents discussion regarding the re-emergence of demand for nuclear power internationally in the 21st century. A historical overview of the nuclear power industry since the late 1970s is provided, discussing the market forces which fueled the first rise in implementation of the power source, the role of non-proliferation policies in international politics, and contemporary advances and demands in nuclear safety. Conclusions are then offered predicting the increase in new nuclear demand and suggesting means for maintaining adequate safety and governance for the industry.


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