Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Science, Technology and Society

Reader 1

Nancy Scott Burke Williams

Reader 2

Brian L. Keeley

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The purpose of this paper is the examination of previous STS-based frameworks for rational risk evaluation and the role of Fukushima residents as co-creators of new technical codes in safety and risk. To accomplish this task, the causes of nuclear refugees’ uncertainty and distrust towards the industry and the applicability of frameworks for scientific proceduralism and democratic rationalization by Kristin Shrader-Frechette and Andrew Feenberg to this issue will be discussed.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.