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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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Jan Ifversen

accidents that simply happen. 17 Crisis was more in vogue in the late 1970s, when Koselleck was writing his entry. It was the time of the deep economic crisis that began with the so-called oil crisis in 1973. With the 1980s—specifically after the Chernobyl

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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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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

), 2:424–425. 12 Marko Robert Stech, “Panorámy postčernobyl'skej ukrajinskej poviedky: Od katastrofy ku katarzii?” [Panoramas of post-Chernobyl Ukrainian short story: From disaster to catharsis?], in Ukrajina, davaj, Ukrajina! [Ukraine, come on

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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