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Title Nuclear disarmament : a critical assessment / edited by Bård Nikolas Vik Steen and Olav Njølstad
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge global security studies
Routledge global security studies
Contents Is "old school" nuclear disarmament dead? / Lawrence Freedman -- Was nuclear disarmament ever alive? / Charles L. Glaser -- Why nuclear disarmament and strategic stability are incompatible / Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press -- Nuclear weapons as a wicked problem in a complex world / Patricia M. Lewis -- The Nuclear Ban Treaty and humanitarian strategies to eliminate nuclear threats / Rebecca Johnson -- Decreeing abolition? The pitfalls of a treaty-based approach for getting to zero / James M. Acton -- Nuclear ethics and the Ban Treaty / Brad Roberts -- What can the incremental approach to nuclear disarmament deliver? / Angela Kane -- Phased approach to nuclear arms control / Alexei Arbatov -- Nuclear and climate connections: the history, evolution, and implications / Christine Parthemore -- Nuclear disarmament, nuclear energy, and climate change: exploring the linkages / Matthew Bunn -- Emerging non-nuclear technology and the future of global nuclear order / Andrew Futter with Benjaim Zala -- Dim hope for disarmament and approaching risk of build up / Wu Riqiang -- Forecasting nuclear disarmament: can the NPT get us to the finish line? / William C. Potter -- Radical departures from the status quo and their impacts on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: positive and negative / Philip E. Coyle -- How will the nuclear 21st century end? / Bruno Tertrais
Summary "This volume of essays provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward. Comprising essays by leading scholars on nuclear disarmament, the book highlights arguments in favour and against a world without nuclear weapons (Global Zero). In doing so, it proposes a new baseline from which an everchanging nuclear arms control and disarmament agenda can be assessed. Numerous paths to nuclear disarmament have been proposed and scrutinized, and with an increasing number of countries signing off on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it is vital to ask which path is most the most likely and realistic to succeed. The essays here also address the rapid pace of technological, political and climatic developments, in relation to nuclear disarmament, and how they add to the complexity of the issue. Taking care to unite the different tribes in the debate, this book provides a community of dissent at a time when academic tribalism all too often prevent genuine debates from taking place. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, arms control, security studies and International Relations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Bêard Nikolas Vik Steen is the Programme Manager of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo. Olav Njolstad is the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and adjunct professor at the University of Oslo
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 22, 2019)
Subject Nuclear disarmament
Nuclear nonproliferation
Form Electronic book
Author Njølstad, Olav, editor
Steen, Bård (Nikolas Vik), editor
LC no. 2019012892
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