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作者 Sauer, Frank
書名 Atomic anxiety : deterrence, taboo and the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons / Frank Sauer (senior research fellow and lecturer, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
國際標準書號 9781137533739 (hardback)
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  355.021709 S255    在架上    30550100606308
說明 vii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
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附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
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
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States
Nuclear weapons -- Social aspects -- United States
Nuclear weapons -- United States -- Psychological aspects
No first use (Nuclear strategy)
Deterrence (Strategy)
Anxiety -- Political aspects -- United States
Taboo -- Political aspects -- United States
United States -- Military policy
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
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