The social perception of nuclear fusion: Investigating lay understanding and reasoning about the technology

A. Prades*, C. Oltra, I. Navajas, T. Horlick-Jones, J. Espluga

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development of a novel methodology to investigate lay perceptions of nuclear fusion as an energy source. Our approach has concentrated on generating a learning and deliberation process that allows groups of lay participants to engage with information about fusion in a quasi-naturalistic fashion. In this way, we have attempted to avoid the terms of this deliberation being pre-ftamed according to the technical logics of nuclear engineering and risk management. We provide some early observations on the implementation of this methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety, Reliability and Risk Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages1371-1374
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSafety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference
Volume2

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