Nuclear Energy and Security in the Former Soviet Union

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Only several years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, nuclear security issues are again at the forefront of international concern. This timely collection addresses issues of cleanup at Chernobyl and other sites of nuclear disasters, nuclear smuggling, safety concerns in the Ukrainian and Russian nuclear industries, and Ukraine’s negotiations with Russia and the West regarding the transference of its nuclear weapons to Russia. Preeminent scholars in their fields, the contributors provide up-to-the-minute ...
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Overview


Only several years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, nuclear security issues are again at the forefront of international concern. This timely collection addresses issues of cleanup at Chernobyl and other sites of nuclear disasters, nuclear smuggling, safety concerns in the Ukrainian and Russian nuclear industries, and Ukraine’s negotiations with Russia and the West regarding the transference of its nuclear weapons to Russia. Preeminent scholars in their fields, the contributors provide up-to-the-minute information and fresh insights into questions critical to the future of the former Soviet Union and to Russian and Ukrainian relations with the West.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813337456
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author


David R. Marples is professor of history at the University of Alberta. He is also director of the Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which is Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe (1996). Marilyn J. Young is professor of communications at Florida State University. David R. Marples is professor of history at the University of Alberta. He is also director of the Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which is Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe (1996). Marilyn J. Young is professor of communications at Florida State University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: Non-Rational Assessment of Risk and the Development of Civilian Nuclear Power 1
2 Nuclear Power in the Former USSR: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 19
3 Ukraine, Russia, and the Question of Nuclear Safety 45
4 The U.S.-Russia Joint Electric Power Alternatives Study: Nuclear Safety Implications 83
5 Nuclear Power and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia 99
6 Ukraine as a Nuclear Weapons Power 121
7 Nuclear Smuggling from the Former Soviet Union 139
Index 167
About the Book 179
About the Editors and Contributors 181
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