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Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Michael Quinlan

Abstract

This book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and helping to shape policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at senior levels close to the centre both of British governmental decision-making and of NATO's development of plans and deployments, with much interaction also with comparable levels of United States activity in the Pentagon and the State Department. From this exceptional background of practical experience Part I of this book seeks to distill basic conceptual ways of understanding the nuclear revolution—the transformation brought about by the existence ... More

Keywords: deterrence, moral dilemmas, nuclear abolition, nuclear revolution, practical agenda, proliferation, risk-management, South Asia, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563944
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Quinlan, author
Visiting Professor, King's College London
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