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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Chad L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLengefeld, Michael ( )
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-15T10:23:18Z
dc.date.available2012-02-15T10:23:18Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-09en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2422
dc.description.abstractThis research tests multiple theoretical relationships related to the economy, military, nuclear energy, and environment by employing a multivariate linear regression to a data set including 30 nuclear energy producing nations. The theories tested in this model include the treadmill of production, treadmill of destruction, world-systems theory, ecologically unequal exchange, and ecological modernization theory. Results from the cross-national regression model indicate that the treadmill of production increases primary energy consumption, in contradiction with ecological modernization theory. Similarly, the treadmill of destruction demonstrates a positive effect on primary energy consumption. Strong negative correlations among trade liberalization, and both military participation and GDP per capita, support the arguments of world-systems theory and ecologically unequal exchange. Ultimately these results support previous research that argues political economy frameworks and investigations into consumption-driven environmental impacts should account for the effects of both capitalism and state militarism in a stratified global hierarchy, while vigilantly assessing the roles of mutually interacting power elites.en_US
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dc.format.extent67 pages
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectTreadmill of destructionen_US
dc.subjectTreadmill of productionen_US
dc.subjectWorld-systems theoryen_US
dc.subjectEcologically unequal exchangeen_US
dc.subjectEcological modernization theoryen_US
dc.subjectNuclear energyen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear energy--Environmental aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCompetition, Internationalen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmentalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental degradationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial ecologyen_US
dc.titleThe Environmental Fallout of the Nuclear Era: Weighing the Effects of the Military, Capitalism, and Unequal Exchangesen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPino, Nathan W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLopes, Vicente L.en_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
txstate.departmentSociology


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