Arms Control and Disarmament: 50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education, 1st Edition

  • Paolo Foradori
  • Giampiero Giacomello
  • Alessandro Pascolini
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3319622595
  • ISBN-13: 9783319622590
  • DDC: 327.174
  • 371 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of most prominent scholars and practitioners who contributed in fundamental ways to shaping policies, strategies, theories, scholarly studies, and debates in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. On the occasion of ISODARCO's 50th anniversary this book revisits a selection of contributions that capture the pressing issues during the five decades of continuous engagement in disarmament and non-proliferation education. Contains contributions from leading names in the field including Nobel Laureates, classic readings with continued relevance for understanding today's nuclear weapons issues, and a successful story in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms.
List of Tables.
Early Attempts to Arms Control.
1: Technological Aspects of World Security.
2: Anti-ballistic Missiles.
3: International Relations and Game Theory.
4: The Origins of MIRV.
5: The Importance of Agreements.
6: The Fallacy of Thinking Conventionally about Nuclear Weapons.
7: Strategic Arms Limitation and Military-Strategic Concepts.
The Hard Times, 1978–1989.
8: Radiation Hazards in Fission Fuel Cycles.
9: The Dilemma of European Theatre Nuclear Arms Control.
10: Nuclear Arms Control: Obstacles to Agreement.
11: International Systemic Features Inhibiting Disarmament and Arms Control.
12: The Problem of the Nuclear First-Use Option.
13: The Problem of Extended Deterrence in NATO.
14: Minimum Deterrence and International Security.
After the Cold War.
15: Weapons on Earth and in Space: Global Security in the New International Situation.
16: The Non-proliferation Treaty and the German Choice Not to Proliferate.
17: US-Russian Cooperation on Fissile Material Security and Disposition.
18: The New Verification Game and Technologies at Our Disposal.
19: Nuclear Deterrence, Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
20: Nuclear Abolition or Nuclear Umbrella? Choices and Contradictions in US Proposals.
Conclusion: ISODARCO as an Epistemic Community.
Afterword: Historical Notes on ISODARCO.
Selected Bibliography.