Nuclear Politics in America

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Nuclear Politics in America is a 1997 book by Robert J. Duffy.[1] According to Duffy, the "promise and peril of nuclear power have been a preoccupation of the modern age", who was then an assistant professor of political science at Rider University.

Nuclear Politics in America
AuthorRobert J. Duffy
PublisherUniversity Press of Kansas
Publication date
Media typePrint

The book discusses the controversy over radioactive waste disposal, licensing procedures relating to the Atomic Energy Act, and the effects of deregulation of electric utilities. By analysing policy frameworks and describing the process by which regulatory change occurs, Nuclear Politics in America offers a perspective on policymaking in America.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Robert J. Duffy, Nuclear Politics in America: A History and Theory of Government Regulation, University Press of Kansas, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7006-0853-9
  2. ^ Hughes, Scott D. (April 1999). "Review of "Nuclear Politics in America: A History and Theory of Government Regulation" / "Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958–1978 / Licensed to Kill? The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant"". Environmental History. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  3. ^ Porter, Laurellen (September 1998). "Nuclear Politics in America: A History and Theory of Government Regulation.(Review)". Perspectives on Political Science. Retrieved 2008-11-11.[dead link]

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