Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy, 1st Edition

  • Robert E. Williams Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 0275998215
  • ISBN-13: 9780275998219
  • DDC: 327.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 784 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy features in-depth, expert analysis and information on the full spectrum of issues relating to this critical topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Arms Control.
2: Introduction: Arms Control's Third Era.
3: A Template for Understanding Arms Control.
4: Elements of a General Theory of Arms Control.
5: Arms Control and International Law.
6: Philosophical Foundations.
7: The Philosophical Underpinnings of Arms Control.
8: Creative Spirit: The Self as a Force for Human Survival.
9: Deterrence, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament: The Nuclear Conundrum.
10: Arms Control and the Social Sciences.
11: Arms Control in the Human Security Paradigm.
12: Conflict Resolution.
13: Anthropology and Arms Control.
14: Approaches to Arms Control Simulations: A Primer on Game Theory, Agent-Based Modeling, and Landscape Dynamics.
15: Arms Control and NGOs.
16: NGOs, Social Movements, and Arms Control.
17: NGOs and Arms Control Processes.
18: Arms Control—Historical Perspectives.
19: Arms Control and Nuclear Weapons.
20: Strategic Arms Control since World War II.
21: The Perils of Arms Control: The Lessons of Naval Arms Limitation During the Interwar Years.
22: The Convention on Cluster Munitions.
23: The Control of Landmines and Other Explosive Remnants of War.
Biographical Sketches.
Bertha Von Suttner.
Woodrow Wilson.
Nicholas II.
Bertrand Russell.
J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Thomas C. Schelling.
Andrei Sakharov.
Hedley Bull.
Helen Caldicott.
Mohamed Elbaradei.
Randall Forsberg.
Jody Williams.
Mikhail Gorbachev.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Contributors.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
2: Arms Control: Biological and Chemical Weapons.
3: Nuclear Proliferation.
4: Rethinking Our Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Threats and Solutions.
5: Nuclear Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Missile Defenses.
6: Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in East Asia.
7: Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe: A Further Step in the Arms Control Agenda?.
8: Conventional Arms Control in the Context of European Security.
9: Arms Control and European Security During the Cold War.
10: Israel, Iran, and the Arms Control Paradox in the Middle East.
11: A History of the Iranian Nuclear Program.
12: Advanced Technologies—Outer Space and Cyberspace.
13: Keeping a Lid on Space Weaponization: The Prospects for an Arms Control Regime in Space.
14: Dilemmas of Arms Control and Cybersecurity.
Arms Control Treaties.
Chemical and Biological Weapons Geneva Protocol against Using Chemical and Bacteriological Weapons: 1925.
Biological Weapons Convention (BWC): 1972.
Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC): 1993.
Nuclear Weapons Treaties Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT): 1968.
Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: 1987.
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I): 1991.
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II (Start II): 1993 and 1997.
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT): 1996.
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT): 2002.
New START: 2010.
Space Treaties Outer Space Treaty: 1967.
Moon Treaty: 1979.
Conventional Weapons Treaties Land Mines Convention (“Ottawa Treaty”): 1997.
Convention on Cluster Munitions: 2008.
About the Contributors.