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dc.contributor.authorLitmanen, Tapio
dc.contributor.authorKari, Mika
dc.contributor.authorKojo, Matti
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Barry D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-25T12:27:17Z
dc.date.available2019-03-03T22:35:27Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationLitmanen, T., Kari, M., Kojo, M., & Solomon, B. D. (2017). Is there a Nordic model of final disposal of spent nuclear fuel? : Governance insights from Finland and Sweden. <i>Energy Research and Social Science</i>, <i>25</i>, 19-30. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.009" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.009</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26347697
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_71897
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/56906
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores citizen participation in Swedish and Finnish regulatory processes for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Finland and Sweden are considered the most advanced worldwide in term of SNF disposal plans. Our aim is to analyze the institutional waste management frameworks, focusing on the role of civil society organizations (CSOs); how lay-people and civil society organizations have been able to participate and contribute to radioactive waste licensing processes; and the nature of radioactive waste risk debates. We review official documents of the waste companies and nuclear safety authorities, plus information from civil society organizations and laypeople. Our theoretical framework takes a civil regulation perspective, which is oriented towards institutional issues. The analysis indicates that civil regulation of SNF is better established in Sweden than in Finland because of institutional arrangements and the more controversial nature of nuclear power. Swedish civil regulation resembles a more liberal approach, whereas in the Finnish case technocratic domination is more evident and therefore CSOs have been left to choose critical, confrontational and antagonist civil regulation strategies producing dispersed and random civil regulation. We conclude that due to differences in civil regulation there is not a Nordic model for SNF disposal.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnergy Research and Social Science
dc.subject.othercivil regulation
dc.subject.otherspent nuclear fuel
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherSweden
dc.titleIs there a Nordic model of final disposal of spent nuclear fuel? : Governance insights from Finland and Sweden
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201801241319
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-01-24T13:15:13Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange19-30
dc.relation.issn2214-6296
dc.relation.numberinseries0
dc.relation.volume25
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Elsevier. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.009


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