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A Model of a Public Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Disposal


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Čaldarović, Ognjen and Rogić, Ivan. (1992). A Model of a Public Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Disposal. Društvena istraživanja : časopis za opća društvena pitanja, 1(2(2)). pp. 315-329. ISSN 1330-0288

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The paper deals with the major sociological characteristics which have to be established, so that an agency for dealing with hazardous materials can function in Croatia. The paper is based on a research project realized in the Institute for Applied Social Research in Zagreb and represents the first phase of a broader project on nuclear waste. The authors emphasize that the agency must be placed at equal distance from the three main subjects in society - the state, the public and the pollutors. The major frame of reference emphasized by the authors within which the agency should be functioning is concern for the environment combined with an unbiased global position of the agency. The authors discuss 5 major features of the agency - (1) the institutional posltlon of the agency, (2) the competence of the agency, (3) the position of the agency in the public, (4) the composition of the team of experts needed for running the agency, and (5) the global ecological philosophy of the agency. These five major points are discussed extensively and key operationalizations on each point are made. In the closing part of the paper, the authors stress the importance of major sociological findings based on several researches organized in Croatia in the last few years, and also propose a basic plan for the functioning of that specific agency. The paper ends with a statement that this basic program represents only the first phase of a complex sociological research on the structure of environmental risks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 09:46

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