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- DescriptionDespite the global spread of nuclear hardware and kwledge, at least half of the nuclear weapons projects launched since 1970 have definitively failed, and even the successful projects have generally needed far more time than expected. To explain this puzzling slowdown in proliferation, Jacques E. C. Hymans focuses on the relations between politicians and scientific and technical workers in developing countries. By undermining the workers' spirit of professionalism, developing country rulers unintentionally thwart their own nuclear ambitions. Combining rich theoretical analysis, in-depth historical case studies of Iraq, China, Yugoslavia and Argentina and insightful analyses of current-day proliferant states, Achieving Nuclear Ambitions develops a powerful new perspective that effectively counters the widespread fears of a coming cascade of new nuclear powers.
- Author BiographyJacques E. C. Hymans is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. An expert on the politics of nuclear proliferation, he has published two single-authored books with Cambridge University Press, and numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. Hymans received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
- PrizesWinner of Grawemeyer Award - Improving World Order 2014 and APSA Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Organized Section Don K. Price Award 2013 and National Academy of Public Administration Louis Brownlow Award 2013.
- Author(s)Jacques E. C. Hymans
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/02/2012
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, figures
- Weight610 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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