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Arms Control : New Approaches to Theory and Policy - Nancy W. Gallagher

Arms Control

New Approaches to Theory and Policy

By: Nancy W. Gallagher (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th January 1998
ISBN: 9780714643632
Number Of Pages: 184

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A decade has passed since the superpowers began a series of arms control initiatives which now symbolize the beginning of the end of the Cold War, but the passage of time has not resolved disputes about the role of arms control in preserving peace. Both international relations theorists and foreign policy practitioners must decide which security strategy is most appropriate for a post-Cold War world characterized by the decline in superpower hostility and the rise of regional rivalries; the rapid diffusion of knowledge-intensive technologies; and the increasingly complex relationships between political, military, and economic issues.
How should arms control theory and policy be altered to improve the prospects for cooperation? The essays in this volume address this question by exploring the complexity of national arms control decision-making and multilateral negotiations, and the challenges of reaching domestic and international agreement on verification. Conscious that the gulf between theory and policy is growing at a time when the need for policy-friendly theory is greater than ever, the authors offer a range of jargon-free views from the academic and policy-making worlds, some arguing that growing interdependence creates both the need and the opportunity for a radical reorientation of arms control efforts, while others contend that increasing complexity in arms control problems still constrains what can be negotiated and ratified.

List of Abbreviations
Bridging the Gaps on Arms Controlp. 1
Arms Control in the Information Agep. 25
A New Role for Transparencyp. 51
Beyond Defence, Deterrence, and Arms Controlp. 73
Nuclear Arms Control through Multilateral Negotiationsp. 83
The Impact of Governmental Context on Negotiation and Implementation: Constraints and Opportunities for Changep. 116
The Politics of Verification: Why 'How Much?' is Not Enoughp. 138
Notes on Contributorsp. 171
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780714643632
ISBN-10: 0714643637
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 4th January 1998
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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