Review: Augustine, Taking on Technocracy

Monograph 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 an important factor in German politics for half a century or more, Dolores Augustine has delivered an excellent study of the long-running debates on the topic and their many twists and turns.