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Cross border cooperation, the answer to nuclear weaponization

Winters, R.M. (2022) Cross border cooperation, the answer to nuclear weaponization.

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Abstract:The research question of this bachelor thesis is “To what extent can cross-border cooperation lower the risk of nuclear plants being weaponized during armed conflict?” The research design for this thesis will be desk research and interviews. Conducting interviews is necessary to provide for the gaps in the data collected through the desk research. According to a news article from the BBC, The European Commission has decided that both types of energy, nuclear and gas, can classify as "sustainable investment" if they meet certain targets (BBC, 2022). Even though countries such as Austria and Germany are against this “sustainable” label on nuclear energy, countries such as France are in favor of this new label. France already planned to build more nuclear plants and add them to their current collection. This research paper is relevant to the scientific as well as the societal field. A “sustainable” label on nuclear energy will most likely increase the amount of operational nuclear plants in Europe. Baring this in mind, additional data on the risks of nuclear plant weaponization in case of armed conflict may help to improve the nuclear safety and security in the European Union.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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