A Perpetual Menace: Nuclear Weapons and International Order by William Walker

By William Walker

Written via a number one student within the box of nuclear guns and diplomacy, this publication examines ‘the challenge of order’ coming up from the life of guns of mass destruction.

This primary challenge of foreign order has its origins within the 19th century, while industrialization and the emergence of latest sciences, applied sciences and administrative functions vastly extended states’ talents to inflict damage, ushering within the period of overall battle. It turned acute within the mid-twentieth century, with the discovery of the atomic bomb and the pre-eminent position ascribed to nuclear guns throughout the chilly conflict. It turned extra complicated after the top of the chilly conflict, as energy constructions shifted, new insecurities emerged, earlier ordering concepts have been known as into query, and as applied sciences suitable to guns of mass destruction grew to become extra obtainable to non-state actors in addition to states.

William Walker explores how this challenge is conceived by way of influential actors, how they've got attempted to style recommendations within the face of many predicaments, and why these strategies were deemed powerful and useless, valid and illegitimate, in numerous instances and contexts.

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