The Chernobyl Effect: Antinuclear Protests and the Molding of Polish Democracy, 1986-1990 (Hardcover)

The Chernobyl Effect: Antinuclear Protests and the Molding of Polish Democracy, 1986-1990 By Tomasz Borewicz, Kacper Szulecki, Janusz Waluszko Cover Image

The Chernobyl Effect: Antinuclear Protests and the Molding of Polish Democracy, 1986-1990 (Hardcover)

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The 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe was not only a human and ecological disaster, but also a political-ideological one, severely discrediting Soviet governance and galvanizing dissidents in the Eastern Bloc. In the case of Poland, what began as isolated protests against the Soviet nuclear site grew to encompass domestic nuclear projects in general, and in the process spread across the country and attracted new segments of society. This innovative study, combining scholarly analysis with oral histories and other accounts from participants, traces the growth and development of the Polish anti-nuclear movement, showing how it exemplified the broader generational and cultural changes in the nation's opposition movements during the waning days of the state socialist era.

Janusz Waluszko is an activist, author and publisher who became involved in the Polish underground beginning in the 1970s. The author of two other books, he works at the Central Library of the Gdansk University of Technology.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800736191
ISBN-10: 1800736193
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Protest