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by Avery Goldstein

eBook Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution ePub
Author: Avery Goldstein
Language: English
ISBN: 0804746869
ISBN13: 978-0804746861
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (2000)
Pages: 368
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 184
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Goldstein's excellent book helps explain why three very different countries-Britain, France, and China-all .

Goldstein's excellent book helps explain why three very different countries-Britain, France, and China-all sought an independent nuclear deterrent despite, and, perhaps, because of their security alliances with nuclear superpowers. Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century is a valuable and provocative contribution to the current debate about the future of nuclear deterrence. Journal of Strategic Studies. More in and International Politics.

Beginning with a reconsideration of nuclear deterrence theory, the book . Paperback, 368 pages. Published March 1st 2007 by Stanford University Press (first published July 1st 2000).

Beginning with a reconsideration of nuclear deterrence theory, the book takes issue with the usual emphasis on the need for invulnerable retaliatory forces and threats that leaders can rationally choose to carry ou. Case studies assessing the nuclear deterrent policies of China, Britain, and France highlight the reasons why their experience, rather than that of the more frequently studied Cold War superpowers, better reflects the strategic and economic factors likely to shape states' security policies in the twenty-first century.

This book, by contrast, analyzes an important continuity that, the author argues .

This book, by contrast, analyzes an important continuity that, the author argues, will characterize international strategic affairs well into the new century . A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution.

Avery Goldstein After all, the nuclear club is anticipated to grow because of the enduring attractiveness of nuclear weapons .

Avery Goldstein After all, the nuclear club is anticipated to grow because of the enduring attractiveness of nuclear weapons as useful deterrents in the post-Cold War era. The interest in weapons of mass destruction has been rekindled since September 11, 2001. Goldstein argues that the attractiveness of nuclear deterrence and the shortcomings of plausible alternatives during the Cold War era were shaped by a strategic environment that included the "zero-sum" game of bipolar power politics played by the two superpowers, the inherently anarchic structure of the international system, and the availability of nuclear technology.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000. This seems to apply doubly so to nuclear deterrence. The principle is very simple: A potential enemy is persuaded not to do anything rash by the prospect of devastating retaliation. But it soon gets complicated. What difference does it make if the idea is not only to protect the homeland but also allies? As potential enemies acquire their own means of devastating retaliation, issues of preemption arise, and this requires close attention to the details of force structure. How varied, overwhelming, and surprising need the attacker be, especially if there is little interest in preemption?

Security in the 21st Century : China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution. Jacques Delisle, Avery Goldstein. From Bandwagon to Balance-of-Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978.

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Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, this book argues that nuclear deterrence will characterize international strategic affairs well into the new century. Case studies assessing the nuclear deterrent policies of China, Britain, and France show why their experience, rather than that of Cold War superpowers, better reflects the future of nuclear deterrence.

China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution. Published June 2000 by Stanford University Press. This site is part of RePEc and all the data displayed here is part of the RePEc data set. Is your work missing from RePEc? Here is how to contribute.

Much recent writing about international politics understandably highlights the many changes that have followed from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. This book, by contrast, analyzes an important continuity that, the author argues, will characterize international strategic affairs well into the new century: nuclear deterrence will remain at the core of the security policies of the world's great powers and will continue to be an attractive option for many less powerful states worried about adversaries whose capabilities they cannot match. The central role of nuclear deterrence persists despite the advent of a new international system in which serious military threats are no longer obvious, the use of force is judged irrelevant to resolving most international disputes, and states' interests are increasingly defined in economic rather than military terms. Indeed, the author suggests why these changes may increase the appeal of nuclear deterrence in the coming decades. Beginning with a reconsideration of nuclear deterrence theory, the book takes issue with the usual emphasis on the need for invulnerable retaliatory forces and threats that leaders can rationally choose to carry out. The author explains why states, including badly outgunned states, can rely on nuclear deterrent strategies despite the difficulty they may face in deploying invulnerable forces and despite the implausibility of rationally carrying out their threats of retaliation. In the subsequent empirical analysis that examines the security policies of China, Britain, and France and taps recently declassified documents, the author suggests that the misleading standard view of what is often termed rational deterrence theory may well reflect the experience, or at least aspirations, of the Cold War superpowers more than the logic of deterrence itself. Case studies assessing the nuclear deterrent policies of China, Britain, and France highlight the reasons why their experience, rather than that of the more frequently studied Cold War superpowers, better reflects the strategic and economic factors likely to shape states' security policies in the twenty-first century. The book concludes by drawing out the implications of the author's theoretical and empirical analysis for the future role of nuclear weapons.
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