Conflicts, Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance

An International Comparison Volume III

  • Achim Brunnengräber
  • Maria Rosaria Di Nucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Rosaria Di Nucci, Achim Brunnengräber
      Pages 3-19
    3. M. V. Ramana
      Pages 21-38
  3. Historical Paths and Legacies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Anselm Tiggemann
      Pages 69-87
  4. Participation, Stakeholder Dialogue and Mediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Jan-Hendrik Kamlage, Jan Warode, Anna Mengede
      Pages 91-110
    3. Silke Freitag
      Pages 111-120
    4. Meritxell Martell
      Pages 121-144
  5. Trust, Voluntarism and Compensation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
      Pages 147-174
    3. Markku Lehtonen, Matti Kojo
      Pages 175-205
  6. Between Science and Society: The Role of Experts and Commissions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Ana María Isidoro Losada, Dörte Themann, Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
      Pages 231-259
    3. Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig
      Pages 311-322
    4. Gordon MacKerron
      Pages 323-331
  7. Planning and Socio-Technical Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Martin Steinebrunner
      Pages 357-381
    3. Peter Hocke, Achim Brunnengräber
      Pages 383-401
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-409

About this book


This book is the last part of a trilogy and concludes a long-term project that focussed on nuclear waste governance in 24 countries. It deals with core themes of the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW), e.g. the wicked problems of housing nuclear waste disposal facilities, public participation and public discourse, voluntarism and compensation in siting as well as the role of advisory bodies and commissions. The volume reflects on the diverse factors that shape the debate on what can be considered an ”acceptable solution” and on various strategies adopted in order to minimise conflicts and possibly increase acceptability. The various theoretical and empirical contributions shed light on several mechanisms and issues touched upon in these strategies, such as the role of trust, voluntarism, economic interests at stake, compensation, ethics, governance, and participation. 

  • Historical Paths and Legacies
  • Participation, Stakeholder Dialogue and Mediation 
  • Trust, Voluntarism and Compensation 
  • Between Science and Society: The Role of Experts and Commissions
  • Planning and Socio-Technical Challenges

Target Groups
  • Energy (policy) experts; nuclear energy experts and practitioners, political and social scientists, economists, engineers; decision makers and consultants, civil society organizations

The Editors
Achim Brunnengräber and Maria Rosaria Di Nucci are members of the project “Methods and measures to deal with socio-technical challenges in storage and disposal of radioactive waste management – SOTEC-Radio” and researchers at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Achim Brunnengräber
    • 1
  • Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik (FFU)Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik (FFU)Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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