Save 40% on bestselling books and eBooks! Shop the selection >>

State Responses to Nuclear Proliferation

The Differential Effects of Threat Perception

Authors: Chappell, Brian K.

Free Preview
  • Offers a unique approach to understanding the dilemma of why powerful states respond differently to similar cases of nuclear proliferation
  • Examines how the intensity of threat perceptions affects decision makers and shapes their views of the international system
  • Argues that variations in the intensity of a perceived threat will strongly influence the response
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59801-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
About this book

Contemporary fears of rogue state nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism pose unique challenges for the global community. This book offers a unique approach by examining why states that have the military capability to severely damage a proliferating state’s nuclear program instead choose to pursue coercive diplomacy. The author argues cognitive psychological influences, including the trauma derived from national tragedies like the September 11th attacks and the Holocaust, and a history of armed conflict increase the threat perceptions of foreign policy decision-makers when confronting a state perceived to be challenging the existing power structure by pursuing a nuclear weapon. The powerful state’s degree of perceived threat, combined with its national security policies, military power projection capabilities, and public support then influence whether it will take no action, use coercive diplomacy/sanctions, or employ military force to address the weaker state’s nuclear ambitions.

About the authors

Brian K. Chappell, PhD served twenty-eight years in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the Afghanistan War. He is a career Nuclear and Missile Operations Officer and has served as a Middle East policy senior advisor to the Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59801-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State Responses to Nuclear Proliferation
Book Subtitle
The Differential Effects of Threat Perception
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59801-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59801-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59800-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 412
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Topics