Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United by Chi-Jen Yang PDF

By Chi-Jen Yang

ISBN-10: 1604976365

ISBN-13: 9781604976366

This booklet is a comparative examine of 2 power guidelines that illustrates how and why technical fixes in power coverage failed within the usa. within the post-WWII period, the U.S. executive forcefully and constantly counseled the advance of civilian nuclear energy. It followed regulations to set up the competitiveness of civilian nuclear strength some distance past what might have happened lower than free-market stipulations. even if artificial gas was once characterised through the same point of monetary strength and technical feasibility, the coverage method towards man made gas was once sporadic and indeterminate. The distinction among the unfaltering religion in nuclear energy and the indeterminate angle towards man made gasoline increases many vital questions. The solutions to those questions exhibit provocative but compelling insights into the policy-making method. the writer argues that those diverging paths of improvement could be defined through exploring the dominant govt ideology of the time or "ideology of the nation" because the sociology literature describes it. The forceful help for nuclear energy was once as a result of the a central authority preoccupied with battling the chilly conflict. The U.S. nationwide safety planners deliberately idealized and deified nuclear energy to serve its chilly struggle mental method. those mental maneuverings connected very important symbolic intending to nuclear energy. This symbolism, in flip, explains the society-wide enthusiasm. The fabricated fable of the Atomic Age grew to become a self-fulfilling prophecy and ushered in a bandwagon industry. nonetheless, a harassed, indeterminate, and comparatively powerless welfare kingdom stood at the back of man made gasoline. different ideologies of the nation clarify the government's various attitudes towards nuclear and synfuel endeavors. The overarching discovery is a method of "belief-based decision-making" in long term strength making plans. This discovery is going opposed to the time-honored assumption of rational selection in social sciences. the writer argues that rational-choice assumption is inapplicable as a result of severe long term nature of strength making plans. it isn't frequently attainable to foretell the sociopolitical and financial stipulations within the far-off destiny. Rational judgements require assisting details, which regularly contains very unlikely long term foresights. One can't rationally choose from one unknown and one other unknown. Pivotal judgements in long term strength making plans needs to unavoidably be trust dependent, and ideology are topic to political manipulation and distortions by way of social mechanisms. figuring out those extraordinary yet pervasive features of power enterprise bears very important classes for modern-day selection making approximately power applied sciences, and the stakes, if something, are even better than earlier than. strength coverage groups; historians of the chilly conflict, American heritage, and expertise; and sociologists could locate this ebook a useful resource.

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