Security Without Nuclear Weapons?: Different Perspectives on Non-Nuclear Security (SIPRI Monographs)

Security Without Nuclear Weapons?: Different Perspectives on Non-Nuclear Security (SIPRI Monographs)

By: Regina Cowen Karp (editor)Hardback

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This book examines the question: is the elimination of nuclear weapons feasible? Individual chapters address the major conceptual, technical, and economic issues in the design of a non-nuclear security regime. Other chapters explore more specialized issues as they relate to the feasibility of the elimination of nuclear weapons: elite perceptions and the decision-making process, verification, nuclear proliferation, fissile materials and warheads, alliances and regional hegemonies, and deterrence. The concluding chapter addresses those issues relating to the maintenance of a non-nuclear security regime.


Introduction, Regina Cowen Karp; beyond nuclearism, Ken Booth and Nicholas J. Wheeler; towards non-nuclear security - costs, benefits, prerequisites, Erwin Hackel; legal issues concerning the feasibility of nuclear weapon elimination, Julie Dahlitz; thinking about no nuclear weapons - technical and strategic constraints on transitions and end-points, Paul C. White, et al; verification of nuclear weapon elimination, Patricia M. Lewis; nuclear weapon elimination - fissile material and warheads, Frank von Hippel; nuclear proliferation and the elimination of nuclear weapons, Lynn Eden and George Quester; the role of hegemonies and alliances, Harald Muller; minimum deterrence and nuclear abolition, Nicholas J. Wheeler.

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  • ISBN13: 9780198291435
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780198291435
  • weight: 641
  • ISBN10: 0198291434

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