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Overview

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has grown up along with world politics and has, since 1945, offered a special perspective on issues of peace, security, and global well-being. Now its unique blend of international commentary on the arms race, accessible articles on scientific dimensions of politics, and acute political journalism is presented here in a way particularly suited to students of international relations and security studies. Widely known for his creative work in international affairs education, George A. Lopez joins with the former managing editor of the Bulletin, Nancy J. Myers, to select recent articles best illustrating a wide range of issues on peace and security. The volume editors shape and supplement these articles specifically for classroom use. Each chapter includes several thematically linked articles supplemented with maps, data charts, photos, editorial cartoons, and discussion questions. Completing the package of pedagogical features for the volume is a master chart of key terms and concepts in international relations showing their connection to the articles. This new text-reader zeroes in on the core of any international relations course and brings the controversies alive with informed, international voices and new views on age-old questions about the arms race, peace, security, and the prospects for a post-nuclear world politics.

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Editorial Reviews

Leon Lederman
These articles are not written for rocket scientists, but they do address crucial issues involving the influence of science and technology on the affairs of nations. Post-Cold War problems of nuclear weapons, their possible spread, terrorism, and militarism are presented with clarity and eloquence. The purpose is to illuminate the road to a more peaceful, safer world.
Judith Reppy
Peace and Security: The Next Generation promises to meet a real need in college-level courses for an up-to-date reader that sets the current security situation in historical context and provides a variety of interesting readings about specific issues. I especially like the fact that, although different points of view are represented, there is a common thread of support for cooperative solutions to international security problems. Peace and Security thus provides a welcome alternative to other readers in the field, which almost invariably privilege the 'realist' perspective on international security.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847685950
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

George A. Lopez is a fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute and Professor of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Nancy J. Myers is former executive director of the Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Challenges to Peace and Security Chapter 3 The Burdens of History: Nuclear Weapons, the Cold War, and Massive Defense Spending Chapter 4 The Nuclear FAQ Chapter 5 The Man Behind the Bomb Chapter 6 How Soviet Physicists Caught Up Part 7 Four Trillion Dollars and Counting, U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project Chapter 8 Midnight Never Came Chapter 9 The Proliferation Problem: Will "They" Get the Bomb? The Myth of the Islamic Bomb Chapter 10 Engineer for Hire Chapter 11 Black-Market Bombs and Fissile Flim-Flam Chapter 12 Potatoes Were Guarded Better Chapter 13 Non-Proliferation Regime: Jury-Rigged but Working Part 14 Legacies of Insecurity: Human Costs, Societal Impacts, and Environmental Disasters Chapter 15 Victims of the Arms Race, Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project Chapter 16 Nothing Clean about Cleanup Chapter 17 Who the Hell Will Insure Us? Chapter 18 Poisoned Pacific Chapter 19 Chernobyl: The Decade of Despair Chapter 20 Nuclear Language and How I Learned to Pat the Bomb Part 21 From Foe to Friends: Soviet Successor States Chapter 22 Russia Will Turn Inward Chapter 23 Baltic Pride, Russian Tears Chapter 24 Kazakhstan Finds Its Own Way Chapter 25 Power Play in Central Asia Chapter 26 Armenia's Energy Choice Part 27 Building Peace and Security Chapter 28 Promoting Global Cooperation: Multilateral Peacekeeping and Sanctions Chapter 29 Phantom Forces, Diminished Dreams Chapter 30 We Are Dying of Your Protection Chapter 31 A Stronger U.N. Strengthens America Chapter 32 Misreading the Public on Peacekeeping Chapter 33 On Sanctions, Think Small Chapter 34 Who Suffers from Sanctions? Part 35 Arms and Security at Millennium's End Chapter 36 More Security for Less Money Chapter 37 A Chinese View on Disarmament Chapter 38 World Court Says Mostly "No" to Nuclear Weapons Chapter 39 The Revolt Against Nuclear Weapons Chapter 40 Comprehensive Test Ban Only a Beginning Chapter 41 Four Steps to Zero Part 42 The Emergence of Global Citizenship Chapter 43 Scientists as Public Educators: 1945-50 Chapter 44 The Global Tide Chapter 45 A Movement Is Born Chapter 46 The Revolutions of 1989 Chapter 47 Squeezing Apartheid Chapter 48 Remember Your Humanity

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