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The Slovakian “Inspirasi” for Indonesian Nuclear Power: The “Success” of a Permanently Failing Organization

Tanter, Richard (2015). The Slovakian “Inspirasi” for Indonesian Nuclear Power: The “Success” of a Permanently Failing Organization. Asian Perspective,39(4):667-694.

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IRMA ID 84278914xPUB73
Title The Slovakian “Inspirasi” for Indonesian Nuclear Power: The “Success” of a Permanently Failing Organization
Author Tanter, Richard
Journal Name Asian Perspective
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0258-9184   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84949685354
Start Page 667
End Page 694
Total Pages 28
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The Indonesian national nuclear power agency (BATAN) is a classic example of a permanently failing organization that survives due to external support and frequent announcements of imminent construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP). Between 2009 and 2013 BATAN claimed the Slovakian nuclear power industry as its mentoring partner and inspiration in building an NPP in Bangka-Belitung. BATAN failed to mention the scandal-ridden state of the now foreign- owned Slovakian nuclear industry, its catastrophic past, and its nonexistent construction capacity. The Slovakia/Bangka campaign, baseless though it was in reality, functioned as a kind of informational fog of fantasy that deflected attention from domestic critics of an Indonesian nuclear program.
Keywords Indonesian nuclear power industry
Slovakian nuclear power industry
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URL http://journals.rienner.com/doi/abs/10.5555/0258-9184-39.4.667?journalCode=aspr
 
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