State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime by Jeffrey R. Fields,Jeffrey Fields,Nina Srinivasan

By Jeffrey R. Fields,Jeffrey Fields,Nina Srinivasan Rathbun,Jeffrey Knopf,Maria Rublee,Lowell H. Schwartz,Deepti Choubey,Robert J. Reardon,Arturo C. Sotomayor,Jim Walsh,Jason Enia

This is the 1st book-length research of why states occasionally forget about, oppose, or undermine parts of the nuclear nonproliferation regime—even as they officially aid it. Anchored by way of the Treaty at the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear guns, the nuclear nonproliferation regime is the constellation of agreements, tasks, and norms that paintings in live performance to control nuclear fabric and expertise. The essays amassed the following exhibit that attitudes on nonproliferation rely on a “complex, contingent selection calculus,” as states consistently gauge how their activities in the regime will impact exchange, neighborhood status, and different pursuits important to any nation.

The first 4 essays take theoretical methods to such issues as a framework for knowing demanding situations to collective motion; clandestine proliferation lower than the Bush and Obama administrations and its effect on regime legitimacy; hazard development as a lens during which to view resistance to nonproliferation measures; and the controversy over the connection among nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. Essays comprising the second one a part of the e-book use nearby and state-specific case reports to examine how U.S. safeguard promises impact the willingness of states to help the regime; query the perceived spoiler position of a “vocal minority” in the Non-Aligned circulate; problem notions that Russia is utilizing the regime to construct a coalition opposed to the us; distinction nonproliferation options between Latin American nations; and clarify the lag in adoption of an extra Protocol via a few heart East and North African countries.

Getting nations to cooperate on nonproliferation efforts is an ongoing problem. those essays express that good fortune has to be measured not just by means of what percentage states sign up for the hassle but additionally via how they take part after they join.

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