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Description - The Nuclear Taboo by Nina Tannenwald

There has been no use of nuclear weapons since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nina Tannenwald argues that this was not inevitable, but that a tradition of non-use of nuclear weapons has grown up, a tradition that is not simply explained by theories of deterrence. This tradition is based on the feeling that nuclear weapons are not a legitimate weapon of war, a feeling which has grown stronger as nuclear arsenals have become ever more deadly. Tannenwald illustrates her argument by examining the nuclear experience of the United States since 1945.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521524285
ISBN-10: 0521524288
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nina Tannenwald

Nina Tannenwald is associate research professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

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