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The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation

Identity, Emotions and Foreign Policy

by Jacques E. C. Hymans

  • 350 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arms negotiation & control,
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Political Science,
  • International relations,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Applied Psychology,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • Government policy,
  • Nuclear nonproliferation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7766645M
    ISBN 100521850762
    ISBN 109780521850766

    Carl Sagan Presents an interview with Carl Sagan the author. His book 'The Demon-Haunted World'; Contents of book. By PT Staff, published January 1, - last reviewed on June 9,   By examining several historical instances of proliferation decision-making—in South Africa, India, Libya and Australia—the book's findings highlight the fundamental role of leaders’ beliefs in shaping proliferation outcomes. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, political psychology, security studies and Cited by: 1.

    As Hymans notes, nuclear proliferation is too often seen as a function of technical capability bolstered by crude strategic imperatives, and so an original take on the subject is a valuable contribution. In reality, a decision to go nuclear is a "leap into the dark" bound to be taken at the highest political levels. It will therefore be influenced by a leader's views about what difference. Hymans, The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation, chs. 3 and 5. See also Jacques E. C. Hymans, ‘‘Isotopes and Identity: Australia and the Nuclear Weapons Option, ,’’.

    His first book, The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, ) was awarded the International Society of Political Psychology Alexander L. George Book Award for best book on political psychology and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies Edgar S. Furniss Book.   India's Nuclear Bomb is the definitive, comprehensive history of how the world's largest democracy, has grappled with the twin desires to have and to renounce the bomb. Each chapter contains significant historical revelations drawn from scores of interviews with India's key scientists, military leaders, diplomats and politicians, and from.


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The book's focus on individual leaders is unusual in the social-scientific literature on proliferation and non-proliferation. Indeed, most authors on the subject hardly even bother to ask the question of how leaders come to desire nuclear weapons.

As I argue in my book The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation, the fundamental reason why so many leaders have avoided making clear decisions to go for the bomb is the difficulty of knowing what such a revolutionary act.

nuclear disarmament, the reduction and limitation of the various nuclear weapons in the military forces of the world's nations.

The atomic bombs dropped () on Japan by the United States in World War II demonstrated the overwhelming destructive potential of nuclear weapons and the threat to humanity posed by the possibility of nuclear war and led to calls for.

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Theodore B. Taylor Chairman, NOVA, Damascus, Maryland. Taylor, a former nuclear weapons designer, received the US Atomic Energy Commission’s Lawrence Memorial Award and was Deputy Director of the Defense Nuclear Agency.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Size: 33KB. In The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation Identity Emotions and Foreign Policy Professor Jacques Hymans offers an important cognitive model that is a useful study to add to the short library list of psychology based literature in the field of nuclear proliferation.

The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation makes an important contribution to the literature on security studies and FPA. The study is the right book at the right time.' International Studies Review "A novel, compelling challenge to the conventional wisdom on why some states obtain nuclear weapons/5(10).

The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation | Dozens of states have long been capable of acquiring nuclear weapons, yet only a few have actually done so. Jacques E. Hymans finds that the key to this surprising historical pattern lies not in externally imposed constraints, but rather in state leaders' conceptions of the national identity.

This book will be invaluable to policymakers and concerned citizens who are frustrated with the frequent misjudgments of states' nuclear ambitions, and to scholars who seek a better understanding of how leaders make big foreign policy decisions.

Undermines the current proliferation paranoia. Argues that most leaders do not want the bomb. Cohen's book is an important step toward understanding the role of psychology and leader experiences in nuclear decision-making."—H-Diplo "Too often the effect of nuclear weapons on a state's foreign policy is discussed without regard for the passage of time.

The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.

The Review features case studies, theoretical analyses, historical studies, reports, viewpoints, and book reviews on such issues as state-run weapons programs, treaties and export controls, safeguards, verification. Nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation require each other.

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- The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation - Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy - by Jacques E. Hymans Excerpt. 1 Introduction: life in a nuclear-capable crowd. This book is an analysis of why some – but only some – political leaders decide to.

Nuclear proliferation became an increasingly major concern after France and then China joined the nuclear “club” in the s. However, it was not until India’s “peaceful nuclear explosive” test of that a real sense of potential worldwide crisis emerged, which also spawned a substantial amount of serious writing on the issue.

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Jacques E. Hymans finds that the key to this surprising historical pattern lies not in externally imposed constraints, but rather in state leaders’ conceptions of national identity.

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