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Understorey: Normal Accidents and Inevitable Disasters

Wednesday 30th April / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

Charles Perrow (Stanford Visiting Professor and Yale University Emeritus Professor) is a famed sociologist interested in risky systems where interactive complexity meets tight coupling.

He developed this notion particularly when considering the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident. With Fukushima in mind, Perrow’s pioneering work on complex organisation helps us understand how nuclear accidents happen: normally, inevitably, and at great cost.

Part 11 of Understorey’s “Beyond Nuclear War and Radioactive Peace” series.

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