HoNESt consortium published 20 short country reports. The reports tackle the complex sociotechnical system around nuclear energy. Nuclear developments, notably nuclear energy, are closely intertwined with social, economic, environmental, political and cultural spheres. Nuclear energy is also a globalized system involving transnational transfers of knowledge, materials, technologies, people and products including electrical power, medical elements, toxic wastes and other environmental hazards, materials, capacities and knowledge that must be carefully safeguarded. Nuclear energy is a complex social and technological phenomenon that influences societies but is also shaped by societies.
The short country reports are designed to assemble information and research results on the history of the relations between nuclear energy and society about all the different country cases in an accessible manner, and to document the findings with references.
The purpose of the country reports is threefold, addressing three different audiences: 1. to provide basic elements of narrative and analysis for further historical research by HoNESt researchers; 2. to provide information, context and background for further analysis for HoNESt’s social science researchers; 3. to provide accessible information on nuclear-societal relations in the various countries for the purposes of outreach and communication with stakeholders (civil society, industry, associations, policy makers, journalists).
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