How Much The Government?: A Comparative Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Political Opportunity Structure As A Tool To Predict The Formation And Strategy Of The Ant-Nuclear Energy Movements In France and The United States

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Logan, Michelle
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Erik Pratt
Nathalie Caulliez
Robert Swartout
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2007-04-01
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How Much The Government?: A Comparative Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Political Opportunity Structure As A Tool To Predict The Formation And Strategy Of The Ant-Nuclear Energy Movements In France and The United States
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The tensions between supply and demand of energy resources have existed for many years, though they were pushed to the forefront in the 1970s with the first oil shocks - when the developed world realized just how dependent it was on oil as a primary source to create electricity, to run cars, and to fuel industry. At this time there was a new technology that really started to become productive in the 1950s and 1960s and was poised to be the perfect solution to the world’s future energy problems: nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is a technology that is non-renewable through the use of heavy elements - such as plutonium and uranium, which are also very rare - yet, there is hope that further research could develop nuclear energy production into a renewable source of energy.
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Bachelor's
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Spring
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Political Science & International Relations