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Curbing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Ian Bellany


This book provides an introduction to the technical aspects of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. It considers nuclear weapons from varying perspectives, including the technology perspective, which views them as spillovers from nuclear energy programmes; and the theoretical perspective, which looks at the collision between national and international security involved in nuclear proliferation. The book aims to demonstrate that international security is unlikely to benefit from encouraging the spread of nuclear weapons except in situations where the security complex is already largely nuclearis ... More

Keywords: nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, international security, nuclear-free zones, Latin America, non-proliferation, Atomic Energy Agency, safeguards system, national security, nuclear proliferation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067969
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Bellany, author