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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain

Governance, Business and Finance

Editors: Rubio-Varas, M.d.Mar, De la Torre, Joseba (Eds.)

  • Fills a gap in the international literature dealing with nuclear programs
  • Offers an economic history of the Spanish case within the international framework of pioneering countries in nuclear development
  • Places existing information into an appropriate historical context
  • Highlights that the Spanish nuclear program can only be understood from an international perspective
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About this book

This book analyses the economic history of the nuclear program in Spain, from its inception in the 1950s to the nuclear moratorium in the early 1980s, and investigates the economic, financial and business origins of atomic energy in Spain. The actual dimension of the Spanish nuclear sector, which exceeded the relative economic and political clout of the country at the time, reflects the combination of domestic and foreign interests. Each contribution inserts the Spanish case within the international development of nuclear energy, but also shows how the Spanish nuclear program came about, how it was financed, and who the main architects and beneficiaries at the industrial, financial, commercial and banking levels were; all without losing sight of the energy policy aspects such as energy mix and energy security. The volume provides useful analysis and sources for a variety of core fields across the social sciences including economic history of post-war Europe, industrial and energy policy, international relations and history of technology.

About the authors

M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the Public University of Navarre, Spain. She is an energy economist and economic historian; her research interests focus on the long-term relationships between energy consumption and economic growth, covering aspects of energy external dependence and the transition to a low carbon economy. She has published in international journals of economic history, energy policy and environmental economics.

Joseba De la Torre is Professor of Economic History at the Public University of Navarre, Spain. He is a specialist of the industrial policy and the indicative planning of developmentalism during the Franco regime. He has been Visiting Professor at La Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, France, and at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies of New York University, USA. He was previously Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business at the Public University of Navarre, Spain.



Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Seeking the Perennial Fountain of the World’s Prosperity

    Rubio-Varas, M. d. Mar (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Who was Who in the Making of Spanish Nuclear Programme, c.1950–1985

    Torre, Joseba

    Pages 33-65

  • The Nuclear Business and the Spanish Electric-Banking Oligopoly: The First Steps

    Garrués-Irurzun, Josean (et al.)

    Pages 67-96

  • Human Capital and Physics Research for the Spanish Nuclear Program

    Presas i Puig, Albert

    Pages 97-117

  • How did Spain Become the Major US Nuclear Client?

    Rubio-Varas, M. d. Mar (et al.)

    Pages 119-153

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59867-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59866-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain
Book Subtitle
Governance, Business and Finance
Editors
  • M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas
  • Joseba De la Torre
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59867-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59867-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59866-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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