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The Resource Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy, Todd S. Sechser, Matthew Fuhrmann

Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy, Todd S. Sechser, Matthew Fuhrmann

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Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy
Title
Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy
Statement of responsibility
Todd S. Sechser, Matthew Fuhrmann
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are nuclear weapons useful for coercive diplomacy? Since 1945, most strategic thinking about nuclear weapons has focused on deterrence - using nuclear threats to prevent attacks against the nation's territory and interests. But an often overlooked question is whether nuclear threats can also coerce adversaries to relinquish possessions or change their behavior. Can nuclear weapons be used to blackmail other countries? The prevailing wisdom is that nuclear weapons are useful for coercion, but this book shows that this view is badly misguided. Nuclear weapons are useful mainly for deterrence and self-defense, not for coercion. The authors evaluate the role of nuclear weapons in several foreign policy contexts and present a trove of new quantitative and historical evidence that nuclear weapons do not help countries achieve better results in coercive diplomacy. The evidence is clear: the benefits of possessing nuclear weapons are almost exclusively defensive, not offensive
Cataloging source
JCX
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.S33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy, Todd S. Sechser, Matthew Fuhrmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-317) 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
Nuclear blackmail in international politics -- Nuclear coercion and nuclear skepticism -- Standoffs: nuclear weapons in crisis bargaining -- Stalemates: territorial disputes and nuclear politics -- Brinkmanship busts: when nuclear coercion fails -- Think again: reassessing nuclear victories -- Nuclear coercion in myth and reality
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781107514515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970663821
Label
Nuclear weapons and coercive diplomacy, Todd S. Sechser, Matthew Fuhrmann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-317) 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
Nuclear blackmail in international politics -- Nuclear coercion and nuclear skepticism -- Standoffs: nuclear weapons in crisis bargaining -- Stalemates: territorial disputes and nuclear politics -- Brinkmanship busts: when nuclear coercion fails -- Think again: reassessing nuclear victories -- Nuclear coercion in myth and reality
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781107514515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970663821

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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