Reviewed 7/31/2011

The Demise of Nuclear Energy?, by Morone & Woodhouse

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Library of San Jose State University
Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology
Joseph G. Morone
Edward J. Woodhouse
New Haven: Yale University Press, April 1989




ISBN-13 978-0-300-04449-2
ISBN-10 0-300-04449-6 172pp. HC/GSI $21.00

Selected Books Cited By the Authors

This is not even a complete list of all the books cited. I have left out a few that struck me as too general, for example Disturbing the Universe and Infinite in All Directions, both by Freeman Dyson. But even including all the books would not exhaust the authors' list of citations, for they cite many newspaper stories, magazine and journal articles, and more than a few government or industry reports. It evinces a remarkable dedication to scholarship.

In my table, I have classified the books into somewhat arbitrary categories. I expect to be shuffling these around as I get more familiar with the books. I may drop some books entirely. There is a subset of those under "Nuclear Power and its Discontents" that the authors call "overly partisan." Most of them come from reputable publishers, so I doubt this; but I'll have to reserve judgement until I examine each book. The numbers at the left indicate the page number of the footnote citing each work. Those on the right, in the blue-shaded cells, are catalog numbers for a local library. Ultimately, I expect to replace these with some capsule review.

Advocates for the Atom
3 Bernard L. Cohen
Before It's Too Late: A Scientist's Case for Nuclear Energy
New York: Plenum Press, 1983
7 Mark Hertsgaard
Nuclear Inc.: The Men and Money Behind Nuclear Energy
New York: Pantheon, 1983
25 Alvin M. Weinberg et. al.
The Second Nuclear Era: A New Start for Nuclear Power
New York: Praeger, 1985
Handling Risky Technologies
4 David L. Sills et. al. (eds)
Accident at Three Mile Island: The Human Dimension
Boulder: Westview Press, 1982
4 Peter Stoler
Decline and Fall: The Ailing Nuclear Power Industry
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co,, 1985
Diff. Title: 8TK9023.N43 1990
5 Donald W. Stever
Seabrook and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1980
6 George T. Mazuzan & J. Samuel Walker
Controlling the Atom: The Beginnings of Nuclear Regulation 1946-62
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984
7 Morone & Woodhouse
Averting Catastrophe: Strategies for Regulating Risky Technologies
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986
9 David Collingridge
Technology in the Policy Process: Controlling Nuclear Power
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983
9 David Collingridge
The Social Control of Technology
London: Frances Pinter, 1980
10 Charles Perrow
Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies
New York: Basic Books, 1984
8T54.P47 1984
7 more titles
10 Baruch Fischoff et. al.
Acceptable Risk
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984
10 Aaron Wildavsky & Mary Douglas
Risk and Culture
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981
16 Susan G. Hadden (ed.)
Risk Analysis, Institutions and Public Policy
Port Washington, NY: Associated Faculty Press, 1984
44 Thomas E. Murray
Nuclear Policy in War and Peace
Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1960
Corrected from footnote 47.
51 Harold P. Green & Alan Rosenthal
Government of the Atom: The Integration of Powers
New York: Atherton, 1963
58 Phillip C. Jessup (ed)
Atoms for Power: United States Policy in Atomic Energy Development
New York: American Assembly, 1957
69 C. P. Russel
Reactor Safeguards
New York: Macmillan, 1962
71 E. S. Rolph
Nuclear Power and the Public Safety
Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1979
85 Frank G. Dawson
Nuclear Power: Development and Management of a Technology
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1976
85 Joseph L. Campbell
Collapse of an Industry: Nuclear Power and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988
Public Reactions to Private Reactors
3 President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island
The Need for Change: The Legacy of TMI
Washington, DC: USGPO, 1979
3 Office of Technology Assessment
Nuclear Power in an Age of Uncertainty: OTA-E-216
Washington, DC: USGPO, 1984
4 William R. Freudenberg & Eugene A. Rosa (eds)
Public Reactions To Nuclear Power: Are There Critical Masses?
Boulder: Westview Press, 1982
4 Stanley Nealey et. al.
Public Opinion and Nuclear Energy
Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1983
4 Christopher Flavin
Reassessing Nuclear Power: The Fallout from Chernobyl
Washington: Worldwatch Institute, 1987
6 Charles A. Walker et. al. (eds)
Too Hot to Handle?: Social and Policy Issues in the Management of Radioactive Wastes
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983
6 Irwin C. Bupp & Jean-Claude Derian
The Failed Promise of Nuclear Power: The Story of Light Water
New York: Basic Books, 1978/1981
7 Steven L. Del Sesto
Science, Politics, and Controversy: Civilian Nuclear Power in the United States, 1946-1974
Boulder: Westview Press, 1979
20 Langdon Winner
Autonomous Technology: Technics-Out-Of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1977
20 Langdon Winner
The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986
8T14.W54 1986
PB ed 1989
89 Seymour M. Lipset & William Schneider
The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor and Government in the Public Mind
New York: Free Press, 1983
94 Richard C. Schwing & Walter A. Albers (eds)
Societal Risk Assessment: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
New York: Plenum, 1980
124 Charles E. Lindblom
The Intelligence of Democracy
New York: Free Press, 1965
136 Michael E. Kraft & Norman J. Vig (eds)
Technology and Politics
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1988
146 Walter A. Rosenbaum
Energy, Politics, and Public Policy, 2d ed.
Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1987
Nuclear Power and its Discontents
6 Daniel Ford
The Cult of the Atom: The Secret Papers of the Atomic Energy Commission
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982
ISBN 0671253018
8TK9023.F67 1982
7 Judith Cook
Red Alert: The Worldwide Dangers of Nuclear Power
Sevenoaks, UK: New English Library, 1986
Out, out, damned top-border pixel!
7 Karl Grossman
Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed To Know about Nuclear Power
Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 1980
7 Fred Hoyle & Geoffrey Hoyle
Commonsense in Nuclear Energy
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1980
8TJ163.2.H72 1980
7 Daniel F. Ford
Three Mile Island: Thirty Minutes to Meltdown
New York: Penguin, 1982
8TK1345.H37 F67 1982b
7 Michio Kaku & Jennifer Trainer (eds)
Nuclear Power, Both Sides: The Best Arguments For and Against the Most Controversial Technology
New York: W. W. Norton, 1982
8TK9023.N8 1982
7 Michelle Adato & The Union of Concerned Scientists (eds)
Safety Second: The NRC and America's Nuclear Power Plants
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987
8TK9152.A54 1987
7 K. S. [Kristen Sharon] Shrader-Frechette
Nuclear Power and Public Policy, 2d ed
Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1983
6HD9698.U52 S54
9 more titles
7 S. David Aviel
The Politics of Nuclear Energy
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1982
7 Andrew Blowers & David Pepper (eds)
Nuclear Power in Crisis: Politics and Planning for the Nuclear State
New York: Nichols, 1987
7 Joseph A. Camilleri
The State and Nuclear Power: Conflict and Control in the Western World
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984
6HD9698.A2 C33 1984
5 more titles
7 Jim Falk
Global Fission: The Battle over Nuclear Power
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982
3 other titles
7 Christopher Flavin
Nuclear Power: The Market Test
Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, 1987
5 other titles
7 Martin J. Pasqualetti & K. D. Pijawka (eds)
Nuclear Power: Assessing and Managing Hazardous Technology
Boulder: Westview Press, 1984
8TK9155.N77 1984
1 more title
7 William B. Walker & Måns Lönnroth
Nuclear Power Struggles: Industrial Competition and Proliferation Control
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1983
6HD9698.A2 W28 1983
7 Phil Williams
The Nuclear Debate: Issues and Politics
Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984
7 William C. Wood
Nuclear Safety, Risks and Regulation
Washington: American Enterprise Institute, 1983
7KF2138.W66 1983
Reactor Technology
32 J. Lane, H. McPherson & F. Maslen
Fluid Fuel Reactors
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1958
43 Robert L. Loftness
Nuclear Power Plants: Design, Operating Experience and Economics
New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1964
58 Andrew W. Kramer
Boiling Water Reactors
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1958
68 Edward Teller with Allen Brown
The Legacy of Hiroshima
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962
The View from Under a Green Eyeshade
4 Charles Komanoff
Power Plant Cost Escalation: Nuclear and Coal Capital Costs, Regulation and Economics
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981
8TK1078.K648 1982
5 Wayne H. Sugai
Nuclear Power and Ratepayer Protest: The Washington Public Power Supply Crisis
Boulder: Westview Press, 1987
9 Department of Energy
Nuclear Power Plant Cancellations: Causes, Costs, and Consequences, DOE/EIA-0392
Washington, 1983
9 Leonard G. Brooks & Homa Motamen (eds)
The Economics of Nuclear Energy
London: Chapman & Hall, 1984
6HD9698.A2E24 1984
See 1999 ed.
20 Thorstein Veblen
The Engineers and the Price System
New York: Viking, 1954
94 A. C. Crouch & Richard Wilson
Risk/Benefit Analysis
Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1982
112 E. S. Savas
Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1987
The Lessons of History
11 Ernest R. May
The Lessons of the Past: The Use and Misuse of History in American Foreign Policy
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973
11 Richard E. Neustadt & Ernest R. May
Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers
New York: Free Press, 1986
11 Lloyd Etheredge
Can Governments Learn?: American Foreign Policy and Central American Revolutions
New York: Pergamon Press, 1985
11 Graham T. Allison
Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis
Boston: Little, Brown, 1968
11 Leslie H. Gelb with Richard K. Betts
The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1979
19 David F. Nobel
Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984
22 Richard G. Hewlett & Francis Duncan
Atomic Shield, 1947-1952
University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1969
22 Richard G. Hewlett & Francis Duncan
Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974
22 David Okrent
Nuclear Reactor Safety: On the History of the Regulatory Process
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981
22 Richard T. Sylves
The Nuclear Oracles: A Political History of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1977
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1987
34 Norman Polmar & Thomas B. Allen
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982
37 C. Allardice & E. Trapnell
The Atomic Energy Commission
New York: Praeger, 1974
123 Clifford Grobstein
A Double Image of the Double Helix: The Recombinant DNA Controversy
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1979
123 Sheldon Krimsky
Genetic Alchemy: The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1982
147 James L. Regans & Robert W. Rycroft
The Acid Rain Controversy
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988
Developments Outside the U.S.
Nuclear Power Reactors in the World: IAEA-RDS-2/7
Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, 1987
13 Dorothy Nelkin & Michael Pollak
The Atom Besieged: Extraparliamentary Dissent in France and Germany
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981
15 Alain Touraine et. al. (transl. Peter Fawcett)
Anti-Nuclear Protest: The Opposition to Nuclear Power in France
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983
16 Mary D. Davis
The Military-Civilian Nuclear Link: A Guide to the French Nuclear Industry
Boulder: Westview Press, 1988
17 Michael T. Hatch
Politics and Nuclear Power: Energy Policy in Western Europe
Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986
17 Henry R. Nau
National Politics and International Technology: Nuclear Reactor Development in Western Europe
Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974
17 Peter DeLeon
Development and Diffusion of the Nuclear Power Reactor: A Comparative Analysis
Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1979
17 Ezra F. Vogel
Japan's New Middle Class
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968
18 Robert J. Smith & Richard K. Beardsley (eds)
Japanese Culture: Its Development and Characteristics
Chicago: Aldine, 1962
18 Robert E. Ward (ed)
Political Development in Modern Japan
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968
18 David E. Apter & Nagayo Sawa
Against the State: Politics and Social Protest in Japan
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984
18 Margaret A. McKean
Environmental Protest and Citizens' Movements in Japan
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981
18 T. J. Pempel
Policy and Politics in Japan: Creative Conservatism
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982
142 David R. Marples
Chernobyl and Nuclear Power in the USSR
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986
Bibliographies and Other General Reference Works
22 Jerry W. Mansfield
The Nuclear Power Debate: A Guide to the Literature
New York: Garland, 1984
22 Staff
Nuclear America: A Historical Bibliography
Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Information Services, 1984
ISBN 0874363608
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