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Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Studies) Paperback – 24 Jul 2000
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"Power versus Prudence makes a valuable and timely contribution to the debates surrounding nuclear proliferation and arms control. The work is cogent, original, and theoretically sound. Paul succeeds brilliantly at proving his initial hypotheses." Albert Legault, Institut Quebecois des hautes etudes internationales, Universite Laval "A significant contribution to the field. The author makes a convincing case. This is a refreshing approach to an issue that has been previously explored by scholars but not in this manner. Paul argues his point persuasively." David Haglund, Centre for International Relations, Queen's University, and author of Security, Strategy and the Global Economics of Defence Production "An able, nuanced, and richly informed analysis of a much underconsidered puzzle: why, despite decades of predictions to the contrary, have so few countries chosen to acquire nuclear weapons?" John Mueller, professor of political science at Ohio State University, and author of Retreat from Doomsday: The Obsolescence of Major War, and Quiet Cataclysm: Reflections on the Recent Transformation of World Politics.
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Sometimes hot, sometimes cold
on 14 July 2004 - Published on Amazon.com
This book has some interesting insights. However, there are quite a few factual errors. For example, he states that Brazil signed the NPT in 1996. First, Brazil acceded to the Treaty in 1998, not 1996. Moreover, in the non-proliferation literature, there is a difference between signing and ratifying/acceding. The fact that Brazil did not accede to the Treaty until 3 years (not one, as he suggests) after Argentina did is not problematized. Thus the factual errors, in my mind, also cast doubt on the quality of his analysis. My advice to anyone using this book is to cross-reference the facts with another source.
An Outstanding Book!
on 10 March 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
An outstanding book that explains the puzzle of so many technologically-capable countries forbearing nuclear possession. Very few previous studies on this subject have developed a cogent theoretical model as this book does. Paul develops a 'prudential-realist model' which has implications for international relations theory and foreign policy analysis. Extremeley well-written. The case studies reveal new data on the past search for nuclear weapons by countries such as Sweden, Switzerland and Australia.
New theory of nuclear armament
on 1 June 2004 - Published on Amazon.com
This book is quite revolutionary because instead of asking the question why states develop nuclear weapons, T.V. Paul ask why, despite their perceived utility, states choose NOT to develop nuclear weapons. Situated within the realist school of thought, it offers a new way of looking at deterrence in conflict prone regions.