Daniel Aldrich / Professor and Director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University

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BIO

Daniel Aldrich is full professor of political science and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University.

When he published this article, he was an associate professor at Purdue University and AAAS Fellow at USAID, received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Daniel's first book, Site Fights, focused on nuclear power in Japan and France. He has sinced published other books and many articles. Aldrich is a contributor to the New York Times, CNN, and the Asahi Shinbun, among other media.

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By Daniel Aldrich on Paris Innovation Review

La catastrophe de Fukushima a dévasté la région de Tohoku, mais elle a aussi touché le reste du monde, conduisant certains pays à geler leurs programmes nucléaires. Les débats japonais permettent d'observer l'émergence d'un monde postindustriel, où même en l'absence de manifestations de masse le poids croissant de l'opinion publique impacte les décisions politiques et les stratégies des acteurs économiques.
The 11 March 2011 triple-disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan has devastated the Tohoku region but also altered the regulatory and market environment for atomic energy around the world. This article looks at the new situation in Japan for local residents and political elites along with the post-Fukushima changes in energy policies for Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Japan and the world stand at a crossroads where decision makers and citizens must publicly evaluate the costs and benefits of pursuing nuclear power.

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