The Arms Dynamic in World Politics

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998 - Political Science - 325 pages
What is the relationship between the arms dynamic and world politics? How has that relationship changed? Considering the set of factors that influence the nature of armed forces, this comprehensive book puts these questions into historical and analytical perspective.
 

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Contents

Revolutions in Military Technology
9
The Global Spread of Military Technology
29
The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
53
Arms Racing and the Arms Dynamic
75
The ActionReaction Model
83
The Domestic Structure Model
101
Relating the Two Models
119
Part 3
129
Military Means as a Source of Security Problems
201
Arms Control
211
Nonoffensive Defense
231
Disarmament
245
Figures
247
The Arms Dynamic in World Politics
265
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
275
Index
311

Threats
157
Symbols
179
About the Book
325
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Barry Buzan is Professor of International Relations at the LSE.

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