The Global Spread Of Arms / Edition 1

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Political Economy of International Security.The end of the cold war between the United States and the USSR seemed to usher in a moment of opportunity for peace in 1990. Major power leaders in Washington and European capitals even began speaking about the creation of global institutions to keep the peace and establish a 'new order, ' including controls on the spread of armament. Indeed, major powers in world politics share certain interests in controlling events in various regions and preventing unwanted developments and actions. When weapons become widely available to many governments and political groups (such as terrorists), attaining such control or order (often referred to as stability) is more difficult.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813315744
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Series: Dilemmas in World Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederic S. Pearson is director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and professor of political science at Wayne State University.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Persistent Arms Dilemmas 1
1 Global Arms Proliferation: Past and Present 7
2 The Impetus to Manufacture and Acquire Arms 29
3 Arms Transfers and World Politics 53
4 Controlling the Spread of Arms 71
5 Conclusion: Can the Dilemmas Be Resolved? 95
Appendix 113
Discussion Questions 119
Notes 123
Suggested Readings 135
Glossary 139
About the Book and Author 143
Books in This Series 145
Index 147
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