cover

Trust in Nuclear Disarmament Verification

Authors: Bowen, W.Q., Elbahtimy, H., Hobbs, C., Moran, M.

  • Offers new  empirical research on an underexplored area of international security
  • Highlights the challenges in verifying nuclear disarmament
  • Demonstrates the importance of human factors in verification
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook £80.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40988-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40987-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82234-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This book explores how human factors, in particular the contested notion of trust, influence the conduct and practice of arms control verification.

In the nuclear arena, disarmament verification is often viewed purely in terms of a dispassionate, scientific process. Yet this view is fundamentally flawed since the technical impossibility of 100 per cent verification opens the door to a host of complex issues and questions regarding the process and its outcomes. Central among these is the fact that those involved in any verification inspection process must inevitably conduct their work in a space that falls well short of absolute certainty. The lines between scientific enquiry and human psychology can become blurred and outcomes have the potential to be influenced by perceptions. 

Drawing on extensive empirical evidence, the authors explore the complex interplay between evidence-based judgements and perceptions of intentions that frames the science of verification. The book provides new insights into the role and influence of human factors in the verification process, shedding light on this ‘blind spot’ of verification research. It is an invaluable resource for practitioners, academics and students working in arms control and disarmament.

About the authors

Professor Wyn Bowen is Head of the School of Security Studies at King’s College London. He is author of Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) 

Dr Hassan Elbahtimy is a Post-Doctoral Researcher within the Centre for Science and Security Studies. He was previously a Senior Researcher at VERTIC and worked on the Arms Control Desk of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Dr Christopher Hobbs is Co-Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies and a Reader in Science and Security in the War Studies Department at King’s College London. He is author of Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and editor of Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 

Matthew Moran is Co-Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies and a Reader in International Security in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. He is author of Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Bowen, Wyn Q. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Verification in the Nuclear Arena: Nature, Significance and Practice

    Bowen, Wyn Q. (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement Verification: Opportunities and Challenges

    Bowen, Wyn Q. (et al.)

    Pages 51-74

  • The Human Side of Verification: Trust and Confidence

    Bowen, Wyn Q. (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

  • Simulating Disarmament Verification: Design and Methods

    Bowen, Wyn Q. (et al.)

    Pages 99-119

Buy this book

eBook £80.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40988-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40987-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82234-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trust in Nuclear Disarmament Verification
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40988-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40988-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40987-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82234-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 176
Topics