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Osička & Černoch on Czech interest in nuclear energy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jan Osička and Filip Černoch published a new article titled "Anatomy of a black sheep: The roots of the Czech Republic’s pro-nuclear energy policy". The article was published in Energy Research & Social Science journal.

In this article Jan and Filip examine the main drivers behind the Czech Republic's enduring interest in nuclear energy. The main line of reasoning is informed by Jack Snyder's strategic culture concept, which stresses cultural factors and factors related to the structural characteristics of a country's decision-making process in explaining how concrete policies come into existence. Since such a perspective is rather rare in the field of energy policy analysis, the broader aim of this article is to attract more scientific attention to explanations that go beyond standard techno-economical or systemic analyses.