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Alternative Security

Living Without Nuclear Deterrence, 1st Edition

By Burns H Weston


300 pages

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Alternative Security offers the thinking person a place to begin to kick the “nuclear habit.” Even as it accepts the premise that war is endemic to the human condition, it provides reassurance that an other-than-nuclear deterrence policy can work to effectively safeguard national and transnational interests. These eight original essays, acco

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Military and Alternative Security: New “Missions” for Stable Conventional Security -- Technology and Alternative Security: A Cherished Myth Expires -- Law and Alternative Security: Toward a Just World Peace -- Politics and Alternative Security: Toward a More Democratic, Therefore More Peaceful, World -- Economics and Alternative Security: Toward a Peacekeeping International Economy -- Psychology and Alternative Security: Needs, Perceptions, and Misperceptions -- Religion and Alternative Security: A Prophetic Vision -- Toward Post-Nuclear Global Security: An Overview

About the Author

"Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law at The University of Iowa, specializing in international law and affairs. xvA Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute (New York City), a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on World Order Under Law and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law, he also is active in the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. Professor Weston’s many publications include Toward Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security: A Search for Alternatives (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1984), Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989), and International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, Second Edition, 1990). "

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