The Social Compatibility of Energy Technologies — Theoretical and Empirical Approaches in West Germany

  • Helmut Jungermann
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)


As in many other industrialized countries, in West Germany nuclear energy has been the object of intensive and controversial discussion since the early seventies. This societal conflict has led to a general discussion concerning energy technologies and energy policies: Which path into the future should society follow and. more specifically, which governmental action regarding energy futures should be taken? The scope and the intensity of the conflict, which characterize the public as well as the scientific debate, indicate, on the one hand, the uncertainty about the implications of available policy options and the goals that should be aimed for, and, on the other hand, the willingness of a great number of organizations and individuals to participate in a search for solutions to vital societal problems.


Energy System Nuclear Energy Energy Policy Policy Option Environmental Impact Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Jungermann
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  1. 1.Institut für PsychologieTechnische Universität BerlinBerlin 10Germany

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