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Capitalism and nuclear power: A reassessment

Rudig, Wolfgang (1983) Capitalism and nuclear power: A reassessment. Capital and Class, Summer (20). pp. 117-156. ISSN 0309-8168

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Abstract

Nuclear power is not a technology of the kind which, harmful under capitalism, can be made benign by socialism. It is a dead-end technology that should be rejected altogether. The state however is deeply implicated in its development, marxism is compromised by acceptance of super-industrialism and the trade union movement is largely pro-nuclear. The new green movements will be endangered by seeking incorporation into a traditional socialist programme.