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Arms Control

Moral, Political and Historical Lessons, Volume 15

Kenneth W. Thompson

Many of the world's most influential policy-makers and analysts view arms control as a scientific and technological problem. They tend to ignore the human and qualitative aspects of power. This book shifts the emphasis to elements bound up in the moral, political, and historical lessons of the nuclear age. Non-quantitative factors have been central to studies of national defense and military power since the rise of the modern nation state system. One purpose of this collection of papers is to redirect attention to the moral, political, and historical lessons that the nuclear age presents. What most distinguishes the writings of contributors to this volume is their use of certain well-established principles and concepts long acknowledged in military and foreign policy analysis. « less more »
University Press of America / Burkett Miller Center Public Affairs
Pages: 162Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-8191-7628-8 • Hardback • December 1989 • $84.00 • (£54.95)