Nuclear Agendas in Japan and Taiwan: A Comparative Approach to Science, Technology, and Society


Amato, Silvia, Ph.D.


Silvia Amato, Ph.D., is an international author. Her research, currently based on independent study projects, includes doctoral dissertation research centered on international Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Studies, and she received her M.A in International Relations in Taiwan. Her main thematic interests focus on comparative development, regionalism, and environmental dynamics intertwined with local planning designs.

Nuclear Agendas in Japan and Taiwan compares practical management cases regarding nuclear energy in regional neighbouring partners: Japan and Taiwan. An introductory overview of Japan’s nuclear policy leads to the specification of important factors tangible in everyday life. What we perceive as knowledge transfer innovation and renewed industrial assessments shift to a regional territory that develops its own rules and practices within the dimension of nuclear energy innovation technology and post-crisis regulatory agendas. This literature-based discussion refers to complementary systems and recovery practices that have been envisioned in a post-Fukushima nuclear adaptive model. Thematic information about environmental effects and institutional partnerships advance the idea of a comparable ecosystem in which deliberative processes undertaken in Japan follow science, technology, and societal (STS) exchanges that form concurrent regional action plans with contextual disaster risk arrangements. Taiwan is an essential complementary innovation case reviewed in this analysis for contextual environmental policy directions. Reflections about regional knowledge transfers and energy innovation technology in Taiwan highlight some history-related factors that can facilitate a specific understanding of regional innovation in Asia-Pacific and local energy innovation partnerships. Nuclear energy organizational plans for Taiwan are introduced in association with the (STS) approach due to comparable socioeconomic dynamics that can deeply influence science and technology enterprises and Taiwanese localities, thereby offering objective participation. In both Japanese and Taiwanese nuclear regulatory cases, this technical account indicates the build-up of communication systems and a regional development framework that has been reformed progressively, but nevertheless shows an increased tendency to classify promotional learning networks through safety and security schemes intertwined with nuclear energy transitions worldwide.

Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Asia, Asian Studies, Far East, East Asia, Energy, Energy Studies, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Japan, Taiwan
Release Date: 
December 29, 2023
9781680535501 Hardcover
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