The Ethics of Nuclear Energy: Risk, Justice, and Democracy in the Post-Fukushima Era

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy: Risk, Justice, and Democracy in the Post-Fukushima Era


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ISBN-13: 9781107674974
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Behnam Taebi is Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology in the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology and Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the author of The Morally Desirable Option for Nuclear Power Production (2011) and the editor of several volumes, including The Socio-Technical Challenges of Nuclear Power Production and Waste Management (2015).

Sabine Roeser is Professor of Ethics in the Philosophy Department of Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands. She is the author of Moral Emotions and Intuitions (2011) and the editor of numerous volumes, including The Ethics of Technological Risk (2009), Handbook of Risk Theory (2012) and Emotion and Value (2014).

Table of Contents

1. The ethics of nuclear energy: an introduction Behnam Taebi and Sabine Roeser; Part I. Risk: 2. Nuclear energy and the ethics of radiation protection Sven Ove Hansson; 3. The unknowable ceilings of safety: three ways that nuclear accidents escape the calculus of risk assessments John Downer; 4. Rights to know and the Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island accidents Kristin Shrader-Frechette; 5. Gender, ethical voices, and UK nuclear energy policy in the post-Fukushima era Karen Henwood and Nick Pidgeon; Part II. Justice: 6. The need for a public 'explosion' in the ethics of radiological protection, especially for nuclear power Stephen M. Gardiner; 7. Distributive versus procedural justice in nuclear waste repository siting Pius Krütli, Kjell Törnblom, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer and Michael Stauffacher; 8. Nuclear energy, justice, and power: the case of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station license renewal Bindu Panikkar and Ronald Sandler; 9. Non-anthropocentric nuclear energy ethics John Nolt; Part III. Democracy: 10. Morally experimenting with nuclear energy Ibo van de Poel; 11. Global nuclear energy and international security Thomas E. Doyle, II; 12. Nuclear energy, the capability approach, and the developing world Paolo Gardoni and Colleen Murphy; 13. The role of nuclear energy in the future energy landscape: energy scenarios, nuclear energy and sustainability Rafaela Hillerbrand; Bibliography; Index.

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