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Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Andrew S. Tompkins


During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. Nowhere were they more visible than in France and Germany—two countries where environmentalism seems to have diverged greatly since. This book recovers the shared, transnational history of the early anti-nuclear movement, showing how low-level interactions among diverse activists led to far-reaching changes in both countries. Because nuclear energy was such a multivalent symbol, protest against it was simultaneously broad-based and highly fragmented. ‘Concerned citizens’ in communities near pl ... More

Keywords: transnational, France, Germany, protest, nuclear energy, environmentalism, 1970s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779056
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779056.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew S. Tompkins, author
Post-Doctoral Researcher / Lecturer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / University of Sheffield