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The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland

  • Matti Kojo
  • Tapio Litmanen

Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series book series (ECE)

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About this book


In 2002 Finnish Parliament decided to permit further construction of nuclear power after decades of long societal struggle. This book analyzes the major phases of the decision-making process. It is an excellent guide to understanding energy and climate policy in Finland and thus the main ideas behind the renewal of nuclear power in Europe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matti Kojo
    • 1
  • Tapio Litmanen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of TampereFinland
  2. 2.Department of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of JyväskyläFinland

About the editors

MATTI KOJO is Researcher in Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland. Kojo has been involved with research on Finnish nuclear waste management since 1997. He is editor and co-editor of three books dealing with nuclear waste and nuclear energy policies in Finland.

TAPIO LITMANEN is Professor of Sociology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His interests are in environmental sociology, social movement research, and science and technology studies. He has conducted several research projects on risk and technology issues in Finland. He has published widely on nuclear waste management.

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