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Leviathan, the open society, and the crisis of ecology

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1978

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Orr, D.W., and Hill, S., 1978, Leviathan, the open society, and the crisis of ecology: The Western Political Quarterly, v. 31, iss. 4, 13 p.

Summary

In an earlier article the author has argued that the turbulent history of nuclear power in Britain and the USA stems from the technology itself, and has little to do with the very different institutional arrangements made for the new technology in the two countries. Nuclear plant has various features which make its planning extraordinarily difficult. Its long lead time, large unit size, capital intensity and dependence on complex infrastructure combine to ensure that mistakes are likely to be made in planning the technology and that what mistakes do occur are expensive. This article aims to expand on the earlier one in two ways; by looking at the apparent success of the French nuclear programme which seems to run counter to the thesis [...]

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Orr, D.W., Hill, S.

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