The Swedish search for a final repository for spent fuel - on communication of knowledge and non-knowledge

  • Project team:

    Wulf, Nele (Dissertation)

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  • Research group:

    Knowledge society and knowledge policy

Project description

The search for a site that could hold final repository for spent fuel presents itself as a great challenge to modern societies. Various different actors are part of this process and are communicating to solve the problem at hand. The communication includes the exchange of different kinds of knowledge concerning this complex endeavor. The thesis looks closely at the development of the Swedish radioactive waste management concept (KBS-3) and the interplay of different actors and their knowledge perspectives. In this respect the relevance of knowledge and non-knowledge are equally of interest.

Administrative data

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling
Advisor: PD Dr. Stefan Böschen
Related projects: ENTRIA
Doctoral students at ITAS: see Doctoral studies at ITAS


Nele Wulf, M.A.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe