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Technology and Political Change: Nuclear Power in the Post-Soviet Union

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Project "TechPolChange" data sheet

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Organization address
address: PLACA DE LA MERCE, 10-12
postcode: 8002

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 170˙121 €
 EC max contribution 170˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-02-28   to  2019-02-27


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA ES (BARCELONA) coordinator 170˙121.00


 Project objective

Focusing on the case of nuclear power in post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine (1990-present), this research and training project analyzes the relationship between political elites, scientific experts and the public in the context of political change and incomplete democratization. The project will move beyond existing studies and analyze the co-evolution of risky technologies and political systems in transition. To date, research on political transition in Russia and Ukraine has not sufficiently taken into account science and technology (S and T). Similarly, the analysis of S and T has been disconnected from changes in political institutions and practices. This project will consider how Ukrainian and Russian policy makers and specialists have navigated new political circumstances and forms of public engagement to advance nuclear power programs. It will study how nuclear technologies are governed, how they are received in society, and evaluate public controversies over costly and potentially risky large scale technological systems. This research has relevance for Horizon 2020 concerning reliable and clean energy, as well as the impact of technopolitical change on the European periphery on Europe's energy, security and integration. The project will be based at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) under supervision of Albert Presas Puig, a specialist in the history of nuclear energy in Europe and in science under Francoism. It's integration into the UPF system will create synergies with scholars who study authoritarianism and science, nuclear power, European integration, and the public and science, and situate the Russian and Ukrainian experience into the larger European experience. The project includes undergraduate and graduate teaching in the domain of science, technology and politics; develops strategies with regard to academic writing and publishing and enables outreach of researcher's expertise both with academics and concerned citizens in European Union and its periphery.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Tatiana Kasperski
Introduction and Conclusion: Malgré Tchernobyl et Fukushima: le renouveau du nucléaire ?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Politiques de radioactivité: Tchernobyl et mémoire nationale 2019-10-15
2019 Tatiana Kasperski
Children, Nation And Reactors: Imagining and Promoting Nuclear Power In Contemporary Ukraine
published pages: , ISSN: 0008-8994, DOI:
Centaurus 2019-10-15
2019 Tatiana Kasperski
From Legacy to Heritage: The Changing Political and Symbolic Status of Military Nuclear Waste in Russia
published pages: , ISSN: 1252-6576, DOI:
Cahiers du Monde Russe 2019-10-15

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