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Fall-Out and the German People

The Political Climate in Pausewang's Novel Die Wolke (1987) and Anike Hage's Manga Adaptation (2013)

Sean A. McPhail

When Gudrun Pausewang's Die Wolke [ Fall-Out ] first appeared in West Germany in 1987, the consequences of the previous year's nuclear disaster at Chernobyl were still largely unknown. The novel's epigraph – Inge Aicher-Scholl's prose poem ‘Sie

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Editorial

Comics and Transnational Exchanges

Lawrence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

the Chernobyl accident, whose subject matter is a (fictional) nuclear disaster on German soil and its consequences. McPhail notes the change in the political and ideological climate that has taken place since Pausewang's book was written: where her

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

happenings of our time—the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the implosion of the Soviet Union, anthropogenic climate change, the global financial crisis, and the crisis in the eurozone (to which we can now add Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s election

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Kylie Message, Masaaki Morishita, Conal McCarthy, and Lee Davidson

(USAID) tin can door addressed by John Giblin (103) is one case in point, and the mechanical claw from Chernobyl discussed by Robert Maxwell is another (148). Yet contributors also make clear that this love affair can only ever be one-way. As Tracey

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

the euro crisis. A member of the European Parliament proclaimed in 2008: “This financial crisis is for capitalist neoliberals what Chernobyl was for the nuclear lobby.” 10 According to issue ownership theories, 11 leftist parties are considered to be

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Where to Now?

Germany Rethinks its Energy Transition

Josephine Moore and Thane Gustafson

half-hearted. Even so, by 1990 nuclear power accounted for over one-third of total power generation. Yet, after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986, both public and official sentiment turned decisively against nuclear power, while utilities came

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Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

the Greens “who killed nuclear … And it wasn’t Chernobyl. It was Wall Street, and the murder happened in the 1970s.” (316) In their attempt to provide a fair account and “set the record straight” about the origins of the Energiewende, the authors at

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David F. Patton

parliament, they were elevating environmentalism within their own platforms in an effort to undercut the challenger's electoral appeal. Following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and in light of the Greens’ ascent, the Kohl government established the Federal