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Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation (Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy) Current

Dr. Spencer Meredith | This book examines why five countries operating these dangerous reactors first signed international agreements to close them within a few years, then instead delayed for almost two decades. It looks at how political decision makers weighed the enormous short-term costs of closing those reactors against the long-term benefits of compliance, and how the political instability that dominated post-Communist transitions impacted their choices.

Russia at the Polls: Voters, Elections, and Democratization Current

Vladmir Putin′s recent election as Russia′s president was the culmination of over a decade of competitive elections and attempts at democratic reform. In fact, voting in Russia has become the only legitimate means for gaining a position of political leadership in the government, or for the transfer of power from one set of leaders to another. This important development is traced from Russia′s early electoral heritage to the present with examinations of executive, legislative, and local elections.