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Beyond Fukushima : Toward a Post-Nuclear Society (Hardcover) (Koichi Hasegawa)

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'It finally dawned on us. The government was unreliable. Politicians and bureaucrats were unreliable. The media were untrustworthy. The brutal reality hit us that we had to protect ourselves... otherwise bury our heads in the sand or give up altogether.' Written in the immediate aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of March 2011, Koichi Hasegawa's Beyond Fukushima presents a compelling account of the events of 3/11 against the backdrop of the history and geopolitics of the nuclear industry worldwide. The book begins with the accident and its immediate impact on Japan and then expands to form a critical analysis of the global nuclear power industry, providing a framework through which to explain Japan's continued reliance on nuclear power despite widespread public concern. Hasegawa's analysis is convincing. He argues passionately for denuclearization and is highly critical of the Japanese Government for failing to phase out nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima accident. In the final chapter, Hasegawa outlines steps toward a post-nuclear society, arguing strongly that this transformation must be made to avoid further catastrophe.
Number of Pages: 228.0
Genre: Social Science, Technology
Sub-Genre: Nuclear Energy, Sociology / General
Series Title: Japanese Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Koichi Hasegawa
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 50440013
UPC: 9781920901257
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-8906

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