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Domestic Society and International Cooperation: The Impact of Protest on US Arms Control Policy
     

Domestic Society and International Cooperation: The Impact of Protest on US Arms Control Policy

by Jeffrey W. Knopf, Thomas Biersteker, Steve Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0521626919

ISBN-13: 9780521626910

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book shows how peace movements affected US decisions to enter nuclear arms control talks during the Cold War. Most scholarship assumes that state policies on pursuing international cooperation are set by national leaders, in response either to international conditions, or to their own interests and ideas. By demonstrating the importance of public protest and

Overview

This book shows how peace movements affected US decisions to enter nuclear arms control talks during the Cold War. Most scholarship assumes that state policies on pursuing international cooperation are set by national leaders, in response either to international conditions, or to their own interests and ideas. By demonstrating the importance of public protest and citizen activism, Jeffrey Knopf shows how state preferences for cooperation can be shaped from below.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521626910
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series , #60
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The domestic politics of cooperation: three views; 2. Protest and arms control: a first look; 3. A framework for assessing activism's influence; 4. Eisenhower's first initiatives: a matter of priorities; 5. Eisenhower and the test ban movement; 6. The decision to begin SALT; 7. Reagan and the freeze movement.

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