Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Jerry Simich

Number of Pages

142

Abstract

This thesis contrasts and compares two approaches to risk assessment as they apply to the problem of transporting high level radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain, NV. Risk assessment, a lineal descendant of cost-benefit analysis, is an increasingly popular tool for justifying policy or programmatic decisions that involve some potential for public harm. The study uses Frank Fischer's framework for policy analysis to examine the problem of transportation risk assessment and to propose a new process for risk assessment that has political legitimacy, rather than technical elegance, as its goal.

Keywords

Assessing; Fear; High; Level; Nuclear; Risks; Transporting; Waste

Controlled Subject

Transportation; Environmental sciences; City planning; Public administration

File Format

pdf

File Size

3686.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jh20-65m1


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