Title: Nuclear security culture: a generic model for universal application

Authors: Igor Khripunov

Addresses: Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia, 120 Holmes/Hunter Building, Athens, GA 30602, USA

Abstract: Nuclear security culture found its way into professional parlance several years ago, but still lacks an agreed-upon definition and description. Clearly, there is a need for a generic model of nuclear security culture with universal applicability. Internationally acceptable standards in this area would be invaluable for evaluation, comparison, cooperation and assistance. They would also help international bodies to better manage their relations with the nuclear sectors in various countries. This paper develops such a model. It uses the IAEA definition of nuclear security, and then applies Edgar Schein|s model of organisational culture to security culture at a generic nuclear facility.

Keywords: nuclear security; security culture; terrorism; threats; nuclear facilities; nuclear governance; international standards.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2006.011238

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.151 - 159

Published online: 07 Nov 2006 *

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