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Beliefs, cultures, proliferation and use of nuclear weapons

Heuser, B. (2000) Beliefs, cultures, proliferation and use of nuclear weapons. Review of International Studies, 23 (1). pp. 74-100. ISSN 0260-2105

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Abstract/Summary

This article demonstrates the centrality of mentality, culture, beliefs and historical lessons for nuclear prolifertion. Using the historical casestudies of Britain, France, and West Germany, it encourages researchers to look at the mentality/culture of potential proliferators rather than apply a culture-less "Realist" IR theory approach that assumes that desicion-makers the world over think like Bismarck.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:30459
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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