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Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction : Journal of Strategic Studies (Hardcover) - Eric Herring

Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Journal of Strategic Studies (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 29th April 2000
ISBN: 9780714650449
Number Of Pages: 200

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Instead of concentrating on the prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, these studies concentrate on preventing their use. A common argument runs through all of the papers: that, while complacency must be avoided, much of the post-Cold War focus among Western governments on the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction is alarmist. Beyond this shared ground, the contributors are diverse in their approaches and in many of their conclusions. The first three provide critiques of Western policy as in some ways having the unintended effect of increasing rather than reducing the chances of the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons. The next three address themselves to contexts which may influence the use of WMD, again especially nuclear weapons. The last two authors challenge widely-held assumptions among those worried about how to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Introductionp. 1
Counterproliferation, Conventional Counterforce and Nuclear Warp. 5
NATO's Non-Proliferation and Deterrence Policies: Mixed Signals and the Norm of WMD Non-Usep. 25
Iran and Iraq as Rational Crisis Actors: Dangers and Dynamics of Survivable Nuclear Warp. 52
Beliefs, Culture, Proliferation and Use of Nuclear Weaponsp. 74
The International System and the Use of Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 101
The Impact of the Revolution in Military Affairsp. 132
The Methodology of Mass Destruction: Assessing Threats in the New World Orderp. 163
Rogue Rage: Can We Prevent Mass Destruction?p. 188
Abstractsp. 213
About the Contributorsp. 217
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780714650449
ISBN-10: 0714650447
Series: Journal of Strategic Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 29th April 2000
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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