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New Security Challenges

Security, Economics and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Morality

Keeping or Surrendering the Bomb

Authors: Nah, Liang Tuang

  • Systematically analyses nuclear weapons retention and relinquishment policy from security, economics and norms based perspectives
  • It compiles a broad range of relevant case studies, including: South Africa, Ukraine, North Korea, Iran, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Pakistan
  • Provides prescriptive criteria for detecting potential nuclear proliferation and encouraging nuclear disarmament
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About this book

This book seeks to elucidate the decisions of states that have chosen to acquire nuclear arms or inherited nuclear arsenals, and have either disarmed or elected to retain their warheads. It examines nuclear arms policy via an interconnected framework involving the eclectic use of national security based realism, economic interdependence liberalism, and nuclear weapons norms or morality based constructivism. Through the various chapters examining the nuclear munitions decisions of South Africa, Ukraine and North Korea, a case is built that a state’s leadership decides whether to keep or give up “the Bomb” based on interlinked security, economic and norms governed motivations. Thereafter, frameworks evaluating the likelihood of nuclear proliferation and accessing the feasibility of disarmament are then applied to North Korea and used to examine recent Iranian nuclear negotiability. This book is an invaluable resource for international relations and security studies scholars, WMD analysts and post graduate or undergraduate candidates focusing on nuclear arms politics related courses

About the authors

Liang Tuang Nah is a Research Fellow with the military studies programme of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an international relations and security studies instructor to officers of the Singapore Armed Forces.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nah, Liang Tuang

    Pages 1-5

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  • Theories, Conceptual Model, Initial Case Analysis and Excluded Considerations

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    Pages 7-44

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  • South Africa as a Classic Nuclear Armament and Disarmament Exemplar

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    Pages 45-80

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  • Fiercely Negotiated Ukrainian Nuclear Disarmament

    Nah, Liang Tuang

    Pages 81-116

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  • Contentious North Korean Disarmament Prospects

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    Pages 117-171

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62253-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62252-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Security, Economics and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Morality
Book Subtitle
Keeping or Surrendering the Bomb
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62253-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62253-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62252-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics