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A nuclear weapons-free world? : Britain, Trident and the challenges ahead /
Nick Ritchie.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
x, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230291023, 9780230291027
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0230291023
9780230291027
catalogue key
8698082
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Nick Ritchie examines the controversial programme in the UK to replace the country's Trident nuclear weapons system and the implications for serious progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons
Long Description
President Obama and the UK Labour and Coalition governments have all backed the renewed momentum for serious progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons. At the same time, the UK finds itself embarked on a controversial and expensive programme to renew its Trident nuclear weapons system. Why is the UK still committed to nuclear weapons, what are the prospects for a change in UK policy, and what does the UK process tell about the prospects for nuclear disarmament? Nick Ritchie answers these questions and more by exploring the 'enablers' of the Trident replacement process, in particular a commitment to nuclear deterrence, the role of national identity, the 'special relationship' with the US, and the submarine-building industry. He also analyses the key 'resistances', including the logic of nuclear disarmament, cost, public opinion, and alternative nuclear weapons policies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Context
British Nuclear Weapons after the Cold Warp. 9
Reykjavik Revisitedp. 22
Trident Renewalp. 33
Enablers
Deterrencep. 51
Identityp. 74
A Very Special Nuclear Relationshipp. 92
The Submarine-Building Industryp. 107
Resistances
Nuclear Disarmamentp. 121
Costp. 144
Optionsp. 164
Towards a Nuclear Weapons-Free Worldp. 189
Notesp. 200
Indexp. 233
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