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Neoclassical Realism and the Underdevelopment of China’s Nuclear Doctrine

Authors: Rosa, Paolo

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  • Addresses the under-researched discourse of the evolution of Chinese nuclear doctrine
  • Explains why China's operational doctrine was not formulated for thirty years after the start of their nuclear programme
  • Contributes to the development of a neoclassical realist approach to the study of international relations by demonstrating its utility in explaining the formation of a state’s military doctrine
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This book addresses the under-researched discourse of the evolution of Chinese nuclear posture, and in particular, explains the absence from this evolution of a coherent and well-defined operational doctrine. Using a neoclassical realist framework, the book explains why China, after having launched a crash programme in the mid-1950s to develop a nuclear deterrent, did not debate a clear operational doctrine with respect to targeting and employment until the mid-1980s.

About the authors

Paolo Rosa is Professor of Political Science at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento, Italy. He is an associate of the EU Non-proliferation Consortium. His main research interests include Foreign Policy Analysis, Italian Foreign and Military Behaviour, Chinese Politics, Strategic Culture, Quantitative Analysis of Conflicts, and Peace Research.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Competing Explanations for the Underdevelopment of China’s Nuclear Doctrine

    Pages 1-24

    Rosa, Paolo

  • A Neoclassical Realist Approach to Military Doctrines

    Pages 25-53

    Rosa, Paolo

  • China’s Nuclear Programme: Origins and Progress

    Pages 55-80

    Rosa, Paolo

  • Nuclear Doctrine as a Continuation of Factional Politics by Other Means, 1964–1971

    Pages 81-111

    Rosa, Paolo

  • Elite Stability and Nuclear Doctrine Formulation, 1978–1989

    Pages 113-143

    Rosa, Paolo

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eBook 42,79 €
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Hardcover 53,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78639-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoclassical Realism and the Underdevelopment of China’s Nuclear Doctrine
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78640-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78640-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78639-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 167
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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