A Nuclear Weapons-Free World?: Britain, Trident and the Challenges Ahead

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

byNick Ritchie

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President Obama and the UK Labor and Coalition governments have all backed the renewed momentum for serious progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, whilst the UK finds itself embarked on a controversial and expensive program to renew its Trident nuclear weapons system. What does the UK process tell about the prospects for disarmament?

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President Obama and the UK Labor and Coalition governments have all backed the renewed momentum for serious progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, whilst the UK finds itself embarked on a controversial and expensive program to renew its Trident nuclear weapons system. What does the UK process tell about the prospects for dis...

DR NICK RITCHIE is a Lecturer in International Security at the University of York, UK, where he teaches International Relations, War and Peace, and US national security. His work on UK nuclear weapons policy has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10.15 × 5.69 × 0.84 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230291023

ISBN - 13:9780230291027

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: CONTEXT
British Nuclear Weapons after the Cold War
Reykjavik Revisited
Trident Renewal
PART II: ENABLERS
Deterrence
Identity
A Very Special Nuclear Relationship
The Submarine-Building Industry
PART III: RESISTANCES
Nuclear Disarmament
Cost
Options
Towards a Nuclear-Weapons Free World