The Proliferation Puzzle

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The Proliferation Puzzle is a disciplined, rigorous examination of the nuclear weapons problem, showing how explicit hypotheses about the causes and consequences of proliferation provide a deeper understanding, and suggesting specific, theory-informed policy recommendations.
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The Proliferation Puzzle is a disciplined, rigorous examination of the nuclear weapons problem, showing how explicit hypotheses about the causes and consequences of proliferation provide a deeper understanding, and suggesting specific, theory-informed policy recommendations.
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Applies social science and international relations theory to the question of the causes and consequences of nuclear weapons proliferation. The 13 essays were presented at a conference at Stanford University in February 1993; other papers from the conference will be published in later volumes. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714641089
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Nuclear weapons proliferation - theory and policy, Benjamin Frankel and Zachary S. Davis. Realist aproaches: dividing realism - structural realism versus security materialism on nuclear security and proliferation, Daniel Deudney; the brooding shadow - systemic incentives and nuclear weapons proliferation, Benjamin Frankel; the realist nuclear regime, Zachary S. Davis; paranoids, pygmies, pariahs and nonproliferation revisted, Richard K. Betts. State-oriented approaches: the end of the Cold War and the future of nuclear proliferation - an alternative to the neorealist perspective, Glenn Chafetz; proliferation optimism and theories of nuclear operations, Peter D. Feaver; nuclear myths and the causes of nuclear proliferation, Peter R. Lavoy; understanding nuclear proliferation - theoretical explanation and China's national experience, Avery Goldstein; the power of suggestion - opaque proliferation, existential deterrence and the South Asian nuclear arms competition, Devin T. Hagerty. Formal models: the economic and political incentives to acquire nuclear weapons, Dagobert L. Brito and Michael D. Intriligator; forecasting the risks of nuclear proliferation - Taiwan as an illustration of the method, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, James D. Morrow and Samuel S.G. Wu; multilateral co-operation and nuclear nonproliferation, Richard T. Cupitt and William J. Long. Appendix: technical barriers to nuclear proliferation, Peter D. Zimmerman.
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