Cultural profiles play a crucial and often underestimated role in the practice of risk and crisis management. The lecture compares the different cultural, geographical and political settings that shaped the evolution of exclusion zones around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in 2011 and the number 4 plant at Chernobyl in 1986.
The analysis focuses on:
(1) the initial establishment of these zones, (2) their adjustment and management subsequent to the initial power plant accidents and emergency periods, and (3) current policies that allow returnees back into the radiation zones. Based on recent fieldwork inside both exclusion zones this talk will examine what lessons might be applied to the Fukushima zone after five years in light of Chernobyl’s 30th anniversary in 2016.
25.04.2017 | 16:00 - 18:00
Room 0.1063 (Holzlaube)
Freie Universität Berlin