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The Resource Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons, Frank Sauer, senior research fellow and lecturer, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons, Frank Sauer, senior research fellow and lecturer, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

Label
Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons
Title
Atomic anxiety
Title remainder
deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons
Statement of responsibility
Frank Sauer, senior research fellow and lecturer, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Centering on the concept of 'Atomic Anxiety,' this study offers a novel perspective on one of the most important and longstanding puzzles of international politics: the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons. It explains how emotion is at the heart of nuclear non-use, and explores the intricate interplay of the two most prominent mechanisms said to cause nuclear non-use in particular: nuclear deterrence and the nuclear taboo. Overturning conventional wisdom, Dr. Sauer demonstrates that nuclear deterrence and the nuclear taboo are working at cross purposes by asserting that the taboo is not stabilizing but hampering deterrence praxis. Additionally, this study identifies fear as the key precondition for both these mechanisms, a factor that has been overlooked and under-appreciated thus far. This comprehensive and theoretically sophisticated study will be of great interest to scholars of Security Studies and International Relations"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sauer, Frank
Dewey number
355.02/170973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.S28 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • No first use (Nuclear strategy)
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Anxiety
  • Taboo
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
Label
Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons, Frank Sauer, senior research fellow and lecturer, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Puzzling Non-use of U.S. Nuclear Weapons after 1945 -- 2. Explaining Nuclear Non-use : Nuclear Deterrence, the Nuclear Taboo, the Tradition of Non-use and Identifying Causal Factors -- 3. Understanding Nuclear Non-use : Focusing on Meaning, Language and Agency -- 4. Revisiting Nuclear Non-use : The Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidential Language and the Study of Atomic Anxiety as a Key Emotion in International Politics -- 5. Conclusion: The Danger of Complacency in Nuclear Policy-making
Control code
915159309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781137533739
Lccn
2015018872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915159309
Label
Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons, Frank Sauer, senior research fellow and lecturer, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Puzzling Non-use of U.S. Nuclear Weapons after 1945 -- 2. Explaining Nuclear Non-use : Nuclear Deterrence, the Nuclear Taboo, the Tradition of Non-use and Identifying Causal Factors -- 3. Understanding Nuclear Non-use : Focusing on Meaning, Language and Agency -- 4. Revisiting Nuclear Non-use : The Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidential Language and the Study of Atomic Anxiety as a Key Emotion in International Politics -- 5. Conclusion: The Danger of Complacency in Nuclear Policy-making
Control code
915159309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781137533739
Lccn
2015018872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915159309

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