Author: andrew

Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Published with Oxford University Press. During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of people across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. Nowhere were they more visible than in France and Germany-two countries where environmentalism seems to have diverged greatly since. This volume recovers the shared, transnational history of the early anti-nuclear movement, showing how low-level…
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Generating Post-Modernity: Nuclear Energy Opponents and the Future in the 1970s

Forthcoming in European Review of History / Revue européenne d’histoire, special issue on ‘Time and Activism: Ruptures, Experiences, Aftermaths’ (2021) Abstract: During the 1970s, industrialised society seemed to be on the cusp of sweeping change, moving away from the Fordist ‘modern’ era and into an undefined ‘post-modern’ future. To contemporaries in France and West Germany,…
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Towards a ‘Europe of Struggles’? Three Visions of Europe in the Early Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement, 1975–79

in Christian Wenkel, Eric Bussière, Anahita Grisoni and Hélène Miard-Delacroix, eds., The Environment and the European Public Sphere: Perceptions, Actors, Policies (Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2020), 124–146. Abstract: During the 1970s, opposition to nuclear energy was structured primarily by local siting decisions related to national nuclear policies. However, the anti-nuclear movement sometimes defined itself as…
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Alle Wege führen nach Gorleben

“Alle Wege führen nach Gorleben: Transnationale Netzwerke der Anti-AKW-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre” in: Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann u.a. (Hg.), Der Gorleben-Treck 1979. Anti-Atom-Protest als soziale Bewegung und demokratischer Lernprozess (= Schriften zur Didaktik der Demokratie, Bd. 5), Göttingen 2020, S. 150–172. Fazit: Für eine dezentrale, lokal verankerte Bewegung wie die Anti-Atomkraft-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre waren transnationale Netzwerke…
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Pracujący nad granicą: Kontrola Polek i Polaków zatrudnionych w NRD, 1980-1989

Prezentacja w seminarium naukowym Ośrodku Badań Regionalnych i Obszarów Pogranicza (OBROP) w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim Pomimo, że NRD zdecydowało o zamknięciu granicy z PRL w 1980 r., a w kolejnym roku został w Polsce ogłoszony stan wojenny, tysiące Polek i Polaków nadal codziennie przekraczało granicę w latach osiemdziesiątych, żeby pracować we wschodnioniemieckich fabrykach. Dla nich praca…
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Working the Border: Policing Labor along the Polish-East German Border, 1980-1989

Project outline presented for DAAD PRIME seminar in Bonn. See also the page devoted to this research project.

« L’électro-fascisme n’a pas de frontière ! » : Histoire croisée du mouvement anti-nucléaire en France et en RFA, 1968-1981

Présentation à L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), dans le cadre du séminaire « Acteurs et mouvements sociaux », coordonné par Gerd-Rainer HORN, le 2 décembre 2019. Dans les années 1970, l’opposition à l’énergie nucléaire était un mouvement transnational, présent dans plusieurs pays dans le monde. Mais, pour les acteurs mobilisés à la base, qu’est-ce que…
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Review: Augustine, Taking on Technocracy

Reviewed for German Studies Review 44 (1), 2021 (pp. 208-210). Summary: Taking on Technocracy covers a broad range of developments in the domains of technology, policy, and protest, analyzing them with nuance in the different contexts of East and West Germany. For those wanting to understand why the issue of nuclear power has remained such…
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Review: Eckert, West Germany and the Iron Curtain

Reviewed for German History (2021, forthcoming). Summary: West Germany and the Iron Curtain is an ambitious re-examination of German history from its literal margins. Eckert’s methodologically innovative analysis not only straddles the East-West divide but interrogates 1945 and 1989/90 as chronological caesuras. Refracted through the environmental history of these borderlands, Germany’s political, social, and cultural…
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Review: Milder, Greening Democracy

Reviewed for H-German (August 2020). Summary: Throughout Greening Democracy, Milder stresses that antinuclear activism was about more than the Greens and that it did more than just bring ’68ers into the fold of liberal, parliamentary democracy. These are welcome arguments, and Milder misses no opportunity to show how people of different generations and with no…
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