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The Sources of Regional Power Nuclear Postures: Posture Optimization Theory

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter identifies three main types of regional power nuclear postures, arrayed across a spectrum of capabilities and deployment procedures. This theory, the Posture Optimization Theory, ... More


The Corporation Under Siege: Social Movements, Regulation, Public Relations, and Tort Law since the Second World War

David B. Sicilia

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the experiences of three US industries — chemical manufacturing, tobacco, and nuclear power — that came under political, legal, and rhetorical attack following World War II, and ... More


Introduction

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the volume's main arguments in brief. Contrary to the usual focus on superpowers and Cold War nuclear competition, the chapter proposes a different dynamic. It asks what ... More


Deterring Unequally II: Regional Power Nuclear Postures and Crisis Behavior

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter probes questions regarding how nuclear weapons or nuclear postures affect crisis dynamics, by examining whether there is variation in states' decisions to escalate or de-escalate a ... More


Nuclear Energy and Electric Power

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Nuclear power is an example of a technology that, in the absence of military and defense-related research, development, and procurement, would not have been developed at all. The demonstration of ... More


What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book uses market data, scientific studies, and ethical analyses to show why we should pursue green energy and conservation, and not nuclear fission, to address ... More


South Africa

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces South Africa's nuclear posture—how it intended to operationalize and use its six nuclear devices—and explores the sources of that particular strategy. Since 1978, in a very ... More


The Nuclear Option in the 1980s—Security of Supply and National Energy Independence

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on inconsistency between upholding competition over monopoly and proposing a big expansion of nuclear power. That these were incompatible within a market framework was not to ... More


Nuclear Privatization and the End of the Nuclear Dream

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the privatization of the nuclear industry. It looks at the 1994 nuclear review and the subsequent sale of some of the nuclear reactors, leaving only the Magnox stations with ... More


The Politics of Nuclear Weapons: China as a Nuclear Power

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the third of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It presents ... More


The Role of Law in the Future of Nuclear Power  

Donald N. Zillman

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The decline in supplies of carbon fuels (coal, petroleum, and natural gas), the increased worldwide demand for modern energy, political instability because of the geographic location of carbon fuels, ... More


The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Sean F. Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book follows nuclear engineers, specialists in a field described by early participants as a ‘strange journey through Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘What Buck Rogers reads about when he reads’. Their ... More


Policy Networks in British Government

David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Policy is not made in the electoral arena or in the gladiatorial confrontations of Parliament, but in the netherworld of committees, civil servants, professions, and interest groups. This collection ... More


For-Profit Democracy

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses for-profit democracy, in which the utilitarian rule of the most people and the greatest profit defines the government's purpose. It focuses on nuclear power as an outcome of ... More


Memories from the Abyss

Naoto Kan and Jeffrey S. Irish

in My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recollections about the week immediately following the Great East Japan earthquake. Topics discussed include the response team meeting at the ... More


Fissile Materials, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Proliferation

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The 1953 U.S. Atoms for Peace initiative launched the dissemination of nuclear technologies to non-weapon states. It also led to the establishment in 1957 of the International Atomic Energy Agency ... More


The Debate over Nuclear Power and Radiation

J. Samuel Walker

in Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fallout controversy with respect to nuclear power and radiation of the 1950s and early 1960s largely disappeared as a prominent public policy issue after the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963. But ... More


Passage and Military Activities

Natalie Klein

in Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199566532
eISBN:
9780191725197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566532.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The first half of this chapter addresses the passage of warships with a focus on the exercise of that right in areas over which a coastal state has sovereignty: the territorial sea, straits, and ... More


Taking Action before Stepping Down

Naoto Kan and Jeffrey S. Irish

in My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recollections about the actions he took before his resignation. In particular, he explains the circumstances behind his gradual move away ... More


The Nuclear Past and Present: Structures of Power and Civil Resistance

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes the power structures and financial incentives that have kept nuclear power in place in Japan despite a catastrophe. These structures have persisted since the 1950s, when future ... More


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