In the Spring of 2023, I completed my undergraduate thesis on the the anti-nuclear movement in 1970s France.
France is the most nuclearized country in the world, the product of decades of state-led nuclearization initiated in the mid-1970s and nicknamed the “Messmer Plan.” The anti-nuclear movement that coalesced in opposition to this project brought together a diverse and idiosyncratic group of actors. Their movement was held together by an ideology that these actors developed through dialectical discursive conflict with the pro-nuclear state. In the key characteristics of anti-nuclear discourse — a rejection of "economic rationality," "gigantism," and technoscientific expertise — lie the roots of political environmentalism in the twentieth century and beyond.
You can read my thesis by following the link below to the Brown Digital Repository: