Metagovernance and Nuclear Power in Europe

Baker, Keith and Stoker, Gerry (2012) Metagovernance and Nuclear Power in Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 19 (7). pp. 1026-1051. ISSN 1350-1763

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The British, Finnish and French governments are currently attempting to expand the share of electricity produced by nuclear power. We examine the diverse metagovernance responses in the three countries as their governments seek to manage complex networks to realise their policy goals. An expanded role for nuclear power in electricity generation cannot be called in existence by government fiat and challenges stem from the nature of nuclear technology itself, the institutional and physical configurations of the energy industries within each country and the political systems within which each government is embedded. It is shown that the ability of the British, Finnish and French governments to respond to a serious policy challenge in energy provision is limited by these factors and is complicated further by the 2011 nuclear accident in Japan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative policy, governance, metagovernance, nuclear power
Subjects: L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Keith Baker
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:31

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