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A perpetual menace : nuclear weapons and international order, William Walker

Label
A perpetual menace : nuclear weapons and international order
Title
A perpetual menace
Title remainder
nuclear weapons and international order
Statement of responsibility
William Walker
Title variation
Nuclear weapons and international order
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines 'the problem of order' arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when industrialization and the emergence of new sciences, technologies and administrative capabilities greatly expanded states' abilities to inflict injury, ushering in the era of total war. It became acute in the mid-twentieth century, with the invention of the atomic bomb and the pre-eminent role ascribed to nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It became more complex after the end of the Cold War, as power structures shifted, new insecurities emerged, prior ordering strategies were called into question, and as technologies relevant to weapons of mass destruction became more accessible to non-state actors as well as states. William Walker explores how this problem is conceived by influential actors, how they have tried to fashion solutions in the face of many predicaments, and why those solutions have been deemed effective and ineffective, legitimate and illegitimate, in various times and contexts
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, William
Dewey number
327.1/747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge global security studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Security, International
  • World politics
Label
A perpetual menace : nuclear weapons and international order, William Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the problems of nuclear order and their understanding -- The awakenings, 1939-46 -- Sculpting an order out of disorder: nuclear weapons and the Cold War -- Two crises of nuclear order, 1973-86 -- The international nuclear order's consolidation, 1986-97 -- Into a second nuclear age? Shifting and expanding problems of nuclear order, 1997-2007 -- Back to nuclear disarmament, arms control and the NPT's invigoration -- Heading for the rocks?
Control code
ocn782917788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203239124
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782917788
Label
A perpetual menace : nuclear weapons and international order, William Walker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the problems of nuclear order and their understanding -- The awakenings, 1939-46 -- Sculpting an order out of disorder: nuclear weapons and the Cold War -- Two crises of nuclear order, 1973-86 -- The international nuclear order's consolidation, 1986-97 -- Into a second nuclear age? Shifting and expanding problems of nuclear order, 1997-2007 -- Back to nuclear disarmament, arms control and the NPT's invigoration -- Heading for the rocks?
Control code
ocn782917788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203239124
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782917788

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