Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid
Author: Noriko Hikosaka Behling,Thomas G. Behling,Mark C. Williams,Shunsuke Managi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780128179604
ISBN 13: 0128179600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid Book Review:

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan's nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan's nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid

Japan   s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid
Author: Noriko Hikosaka Behling,Thomas G. Behling,Mark C. Williams,Shunsuke Managi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 0128179619
ISBN 13: 9780128179611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid Book Review:

Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

The Quest For A Just World Order

The Quest For A Just World Order
Author: Samuel S Kim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 1000305058
ISBN 13: 9781000305050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest For A Just World Order Book Review:

In response to a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the state of the world and the state of international relations research, Professor Kim has taken an alternative approach to the study of contemporary world politics. Specifically, he has adopted and expanded the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach developed by the World Order Models Project (WOMP), an enterprise committed to the realization of peace, economic equality and well-being, social justice, and ecological balance. Systemic in scope and interdisciplinary in methodology, The Quest for a Just World Order explains and projects the issues, patterns, and trends of world politics, giving special attention to the attitudinal, normative, behavioral, and institutional problems involved in the politics of system transformation. Professor Kim also attempts to remedy a number of problematic features of traditional approaches, including a value-neutral orientation; fragmentation and overspecialization; overemphasis on national actors, the superpowers, and stability; and the Hobbesian image of world politics. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for developing a normative theory of world order. Each of the four chapters in Part 2 examines a specific global crisis in depth, working within the framework laid out in Part 1. In Part 3 a variety of desirable and feasible transition strategies are proposed, and Professor Kim assesses the prospects for achieving a just and humane world order system by the end of this century.

Restoring U S Leadership in Nuclear Energy

Restoring U S  Leadership in Nuclear Energy
Author: The CSIS Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 1442225122
ISBN 13: 9781442225121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring U S Leadership in Nuclear Energy Book Review:

America’s nuclear energy industry is in decline. Low natural gas prices, financing hurdles, failure to find a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, reactions to the Fukushima accident in Japan, and other factors are hastening the day when existing U.S. reactors become uneconomic. The decline of the U.S. nuclear energy industry could be much more rapid than policy makers and stakeholders anticipate.

Anti nuclear Protest in Post Fukushima Tokyo

Anti nuclear Protest in Post Fukushima Tokyo
Author: Alexander James Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 135134949X
ISBN 13: 9781351349499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti nuclear Protest in Post Fukushima Tokyo Book Review:

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. By examining the anti-nuclear movement at both urban and transnational scales, the book also reveals the complex geography of today’s globally connected social movements. It emphasizes the contestation of urban space by anti-nuclear activists in Tokyo and the weaving together of urban and cyber space in their praxis. By focusing on the cultural life of the movement—from its characteristic demonstration style to its blogs, zines and pamphlets—this book communicates activists’ voices in their own words. Based on excellent ethnographic research, it concludes that the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster have redefined social movement politics for a new era. Providing an analysis of a unique period in Japan’s contemporary urban history from the perspective of eyewitness observations, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Sociology and Japanese Studies in general.

The Quest

The Quest
Author: Daniel Yergin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1101563702
ISBN 13: 9781101563700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest Book Review:

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Noriko Hikosaka Behling
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 685
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0444563253
ISBN 13: 9780444563255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

"This book is a one of a kind, definitive reference source for technical students and researchers, government policymakers, and business leaders. It provides an overview of past and present initiatives to improve and commercialize fuel cell technologies. It provides context and analysis to help potential investors assess current fuel cell commercialization activities and future prospects. Most importantly, it gives top executive policymakers and company presidents with detailed policy recommendations as to what should be done to successfully commercialize fuel cell technologies."--pub. desc.

Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries

Policy  Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries
Author: Loren Brandt,Thomas G. Rawski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 1108480993
ISBN 13: 9781108480994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries Book Review:

Openness and competition sparked major advances in Chinese industry. Recent policy reversals emphasizing indigenous innovation seem likely to disappoint.

The Long Road to Baghdad

The Long Road to Baghdad
Author: Lloyd C. Gardner
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 1595586016
ISBN 13: 9781595586018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Road to Baghdad Book Review:

The diplomatic historian examines the ideas, policies and actions that led from Vietnam to the Iraq War and America’s disastrous role in the Middle East. “What will stand out one day is not George W. Bush’s uniqueness but the continuum from the Carter doctrine to ‘shock and awe’ in 2003.” —from The Long Road to Baghdad In this revealing narrative of America’s path to its “new longest war,” one of the nation’s premier diplomatic historians excavates the deep historical roots of the US misadventure in Iraq. Lloyd Gardner’s sweeping and authoritative narrative places the Iraq War in the context of US foreign policy since Vietnam, casting the conflict as a chapter in a much broader story—in sharp contrast to the dominant narrative, which focus almost exclusively on the actions of the Bush Administration in the months leading up to the invasion. Gardner illuminates a vital historical thread connecting Walt Whitman Rostow’s defense of US intervention in Southeast Asia, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s attempts to project American power into the “arc of crisis” (with Iran at its center), and the efforts of two Bush administrations, in separate Iraq wars, to establish a “landing zone” in that critically important region. Far more disturbing than a simple conspiracy to secure oil, Gardner’s account explains the Iraq War as the necessary outcome of a half-century of doomed US policies. “A vital primer to the slow-motion conflagration of American foreign policy.” —Kirkus Reviews

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-06
ISBN 10: 9789201003171
ISBN 13: 920100317X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects Book Review:

This publication emphasizes how various risks -- including those typically considered to be 'engineering risks' -- will give rise to such financial risks.

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN 10: 9789201070166
ISBN 13: 9201070160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development Book Review:

Transforming the energy system is at the core of the dedicated sustainable development goal on energy within the new United Nations development agenda. This publication explores the possible contribution of nuclear energy to addressing the issues of sustainable development through a large selection of indicators. It reviews the characteristics of nuclear power in comparison with alternative sources of electricity supply, according to economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability. The findings summarized in this publication will help the reader to consider, or reconsider, the contribution that can be made by the development and operation of nuclear power plants in contributing to more sustainable energy systems.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000080743671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MSU:31293011645094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Review:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining
Author: National Research Council,Committee on Earth Resources,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,National Materials Advisory Board,Committee on Technologies for the Mining Industries
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2002-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780309169837
ISBN 13: 0309169836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining Book Review:

The Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) of the U. S. Department of Energy commissioned the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake a study on required technologies for the Mining Industries of the Future Program to complement information provided to the program by the National Mining Association. Subsequently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health also became a sponsor of this study, and the Statement of Task was expanded to include health and safety. The overall objectives of this study are: (a) to review available information on the U.S. mining industry; (b) to identify critical research and development needs related to the exploration, mining, and processing of coal, minerals, and metals; and (c) to examine the federal contribution to research and development in mining processes.

Conundrums of Humanity

Conundrums of Humanity
Author: Jonathan Power
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9004155139
ISBN 13: 9789004155138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conundrums of Humanity Book Review:

Sixty years since the end of World War II is two generations. And two generations is long enough to measure whether there has been a substantial change in direction in how mankind orders its affairs. It is clear that it has. Not just in matters of war and peace- there has not been a Third World War- but in its attitude to poverty, economic progress, human rights, its habitat and its relationship to the other sex and its offspring. In all there have been great strides forward that at the time of the ending of the war seemed barely conceivable. "Conundrums of Humanity" poses eleven questions for our future progress, ranging from "Can we diminish War?" to "How far and fast can we push forward the frontiers of Human Rights?" to "Will China dominate the century?." The answers to these questions, the author believes, growing out of his long experience as a foreign correspondent and columnist for the International Herald Tribune, are largely positive ones, despite the hurdles yet to be overcome. They all depend for fruition, partly on building on the important work already accomplished, partly on creating a more benign and positive atmosphere in the world order and partly on demonstrating how the world can be even better in the future and thus giving the world's peoples a sense of forward momentum.

Safe and Secure Transport and Storage of Radioactive Materials

Safe and Secure Transport and Storage of Radioactive Materials
Author: Ken Sorenson
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1782423222
ISBN 13: 9781782423225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe and Secure Transport and Storage of Radioactive Materials Book Review:

Safe and Secure Transport and Storage of Radioactive Materials reviews best practice and emerging techniques in this area. The transport of radioactive materials is an essential operation in the nuclear industry, without which the generation of nuclear power would not be possible. Radioactive materials also often need to be stored pending use, treatment, or disposal. Given the nature of radioactive materials, it is paramount that transport and storage methods are both safe and secure. A vital guide for managers and general managers in the nuclear power and transport industries, this book covers topics including package design, safety, security, mechanical performance, radiation protection and shielding, thermal performance, uranium ore, fresh fuel, uranium hexafluoride, MOX, plutonium, and more. Uniquely comprehensive and systematic coverage of the packaging, transport, and storage of radioactive materials Section devoted to spent nuclear fuels Expert team of authors and editors

Reinventing Fire

Reinventing Fire
Author: Amory Lovins
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN 10: 1603583726
ISBN 13: 9781603583725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Fire Book Review:

Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands, no lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. No leaking nuclear wastes or spreading nuclear weapons. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, forever. That richer, fairer, cooler, safer world is possible, practical, even profitable-because saving and replacing fossil fuels now works better and costs no more than buying and burning them. Reinventing Fire shows how business-motivated by profit, supported by civil society, sped by smart policy-can get the US completely off oil and coal by 2050, and later beyond natural gas as well. Authored by a world leader on energy and innovation, the book maps a robust path for integrating real, here-and-now, comprehensive energy solutions in four industries-transportation, buildings, electricity, and manufacturing-melding radically efficient energy use with reliable, secure, renewable energy supplies.Popular in tone and rooted in applied hope, Reinventing Fire shows how smart businesses are creating a potent, global, market-driven, and explosively growing movement to defossilize fuels. It points readers to trillions in savings over the next 40 years, and trillions more in new business opportunities.Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, this major contribution by world leaders in energy innovation offers startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.Pragmatic citizens today are more interested in outcomes than motives. Reinventing Fire answers this trans-ideological call. Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, its startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.

European Economy

European Economy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016058528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Author: George Perkovich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351225960
ISBN 13: 9781351225960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Book Review:

Nuclear disarmament is firmly back on the international agenda. But almost all current thinking on the subject is focused on the process of reducing the number of weapons from thousands to hundreds. This rigorous analysis examines the challenges that exist to abolishing nuclear weapons completely, and suggests what can be done now to start overcoming them. The paper argues that the difficulties of 'getting to zero' must not preclude many steps being taken in that direction. It thus begins by examining steps that nuclear-armed states could take in cooperation with others to move towards a world in which the task of prohibiting nuclear weapons could be realistically envisaged. The remainder of the paper focuses on the more distant prospect of prohibiting nuclear weapons, beginning with the challenge of verifying the transition from low numbers to zero. It moves on to examine how the civilian nuclear industry could be managed in a nuclear-weapons-free world so as to prevent rearmament. The paper then considers what political-security conditions would be required to make a nuclear-weapons ban enforceable and explores how enforcement might work in practice. Finally, it addresses the latent capability to produce nuclear weapons that would inevitably exist after abolition, and asks whether this is a barrier to disarmament, or whether it can be managed to meet the security needs of a world newly free of the bomb.

Altered States

Altered States
Author: Michael Schaller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1997-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780198023371
ISBN 13: 0198023375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Altered States Book Review:

The relationship between the United States and Japan is torn by contrary impulses. We face each other across the Pacific as friends and allies, as the two most powerful economies in the world--and as suspicious rivals. Americans admire the industry of the Japanese, but we resent the huge trade deficit that has developed between us, due to what we consider to be unfair trade practices and "unlevel playing fields." Now, in Altered States, historian Michael Schaller strips away the stereotypes and misinformation clouding American perceptions of Japan, providing the historical background that helps us make sense of this important relationship. Here is an eye-opening history of U.S.-Japan relations from the end of World War II to the present, revealing its rich depths and startling complexities. Perhaps Schaller's most startling revelation is that modern Japan is what we made it--that most of what we criticize in Japan's behavior today stems directly from U.S. policy in the 1950s. Indeed, as the book shows, for seven years after the end of the war, our occupational forces exerted enormous influence over the shape and direction of Japan's economic future. Stunned by the Communist victory in China and the outbreak of war in Korea, and fearful that Japan might form ties with Mao's China, the U.S. encouraged the rapid development of the Japanese economy, protecting the huge industrial conglomerates and creating new bureaucracies to direct growth. Thus Japan's government-guided, export-driven economy was nurtured by our own policy. Moreover, the United States fretted about Japan's economic weakness--that they would become dependent on us--and sought to expand Tokyo's access to markets in the very areas it had just tried to conquer, the old Co Prosperity Sphere. Schaller documents how, as the Cold War deepened throughout the 1950s, Washington showered money on what it saw as the keystone of the eastern shore of Asia, working assiduously to expand the Japanese economy and, in fact, worrying intensely over the American trade surplus. Fear of Japanese instability ran so deep that Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson approved secret financial help to Japanese conservative politicians, some of whom had been accused of war crimes against Americans. Then came the 1960s, and the surplus faded into a deficit. The book reveals how Washington's involvement in Vietnam provided the Japanese government with political cover for quietly pursuing a more independent course. Even in the 1970s, however, with America's one time ward turned into an economic powerhouse, the Nixon administration failed to pay much attention to Tokyo. Schaller shows that Kissinger openly preferred the more charismatic company of Zhou Enlai to that of Japanese technocrats, while economics bored him. The United States almost missed the fact that Japan had developed into a country that could say no, and very loudly. Michael Schaller has won widespread acclaim for his earlier books on U. S. relations with Asia. His fearless judgments, his fluid pen, his depth of knowledge and research have all lifted him to the front rank of historians writing today. In Altered States, he illuminates the most important, and troubled, relationship in the world in a work certain to cement his reputation.