Tag: France

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 28 (4), 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, arguably nothing symbolized this uncertainty more clearly…
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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. See a review of this book here. Abstract: During the 1970s, opposition to nuclear energy was structured primarily by local siting decisions related to national nuclear policies. However,…
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« 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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Grassroots Transnationalism(s). Franco-German Opposition to Nuclear Energy in the 1970s

Published in Contemporary European History, vol 25, no. 1 (February 2016), 117-142. Abstract: During the 1970s opposition to nuclear energy was present in countries around the world and thus eminently ‘transnational’. But what did it mean to participate at the grassroots of such a transnational movement and (how) did cross-border connections change protest? This article…
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Not Here, Not Anywhere: Local and Transnational Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Presentation for Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion/Université de Lille “Politicisations: Emotions, Sociabilities, Frontiers” seminar

Fließende Grenzen? Der Alltag am Rhein und an der Oder, 1949–1989

Gastvortrag für das “Research Factory” des Viadrina-Centers B/orders in Motion.

For Farm and Fatherland? Claiming German Property on French Territory after 1945

Presented at the ‘Managing the Land’ workshop at the European University Institute in Florence, 11 April 2019.

Ungerecht, undemokratisch, unsicher. Argumente und Akteure der deutsch-französischen Anti-AKW-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre

Vortrag am Deutschen Museum in München im Rahmen des Oberseminars Technikgeschichte.