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The Political Economy of Nuclear Energy

Prospects and Retrospect

  • Dipak Basu
  • Victoria W. Miroshnik
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
    Pages 1-4
  3. Political Economy of Nuclear Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 7-21
    3. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 23-33
    4. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 35-42
    5. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 43-58
  4. Retrospect of Nuclear Power Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 61-93
    3. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 95-112
    4. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 113-127
  5. Prospect of Nuclear Power Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 131-157
    3. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 159-180
    4. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 181-196
    5. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 197-214
    6. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 215-228
    7. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 229-245
    8. Dipak Basu, Victoria W. Miroshnik
      Pages 247-260
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-275

About this book

Introduction

Using primarily Russian sources, this book explains the political and economic aspects of nuclear power. The nuclear fuel cycle is described, from the mining of natural uranium to the ultimate power generation, and to reprocessing to produce plutonium which is essential for both electricity generation and for weapons production. Historical aspects of nuclear developments in Germany, the USA, India, China and the Soviet Union are also considered and explained. The book then proceeds to argue that Russia is more powerful today in its nuclear weapons system and delivery than ever before, and that it is precisely this which has provoked President Trump to cancel the strategic nuclear weapons reduction treaty. 

Keywords

nuclear fuel cycle mining of natural uranium the ultimate power generation plutonium historical aspects of nuclear developments strategic nuclear weapons reduction treaty Russian nuclear weapons system technology of the nuclear energy and weapons system The future of nuclear energy World Atomic Policy nuclear weapons uranium Heizenberg Nazi weapons Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Dipak Basu
    • 1
  • Victoria W. Miroshnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Reitaku UniversityChibaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27029-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27028-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27029-2
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