The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed / Edition 2

The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed / Edition 2

by Scott Douglas Sagan, Kenneth N. Waltz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393977471

ISBN-13: 9780393977479

Pub. Date: 03/19/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed, professors Waltz and Sagan resume their well-known dialogue concerning nuclear proliferation and the threat of nuclear war.
Kenneth Waltz, Dean of Realist Theory in international relations at Columbia University, expands on his argument that "more may be better," contending that new nuclear states will use…  See more details below

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In The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed, professors Waltz and Sagan resume their well-known dialogue concerning nuclear proliferation and the threat of nuclear war.
Kenneth Waltz, Dean of Realist Theory in international relations at Columbia University, expands on his argument that "more may be better," contending that new nuclear states will use their acquired nuclear capabilities to deter threats and preserve peace. Scott Sagan, the leading proponent of organizational theories in international politics, continues to make the counterpoint that "more will be worse": novice nuclear states lack adequate organizational controls over their new weapons, resulting in a higher risk of either deliberate of accidental nuclear war. Treating issues from the ’long peace’ between the United States and Soviet Union made possible by the nuclear balance of the Cold War to more modern topics such as global terrorism, missile defense, and the Indian-Pakistani conflict, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed is an invaluable addition to any international relations course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393977479
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionvii
Preface to the Second Editionxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Chapter 1More May be Better3
Chapter 2More Will be Worse46
Chapter 3Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Weapons: for better or Worse?88
Chapter 4Waltz Responds to Sagan125
Chapter 5Sagan Responds to Waltz155
Notes185
Index207

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