The Atom Besieged

The Atom Besieged: Extraparliamentary Dissent in France and Germany is a 1981 book by Dorothy Nelkin and Michael Pollak. This book examines the opposition to nuclear power in France and West Germany in the 1970s, which is assessed as being broadly based and widespread. The authors argue that the basic idea of ​​the opposition is that of nuclear power fundamentally alters the makeup of society. [1] [2]


  1. Jump up^ Reviewed by Andrew J. Pierre, Foreign Affairs , Fall 1981
  2. Jump up^ Book review