1st Edition

Arms Control and Technological Innovation

Edited By David Carlton, Carlo Schaerf Copyright 1977
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1977, Arms Control and Technological Innovation is primarily concerned with three subjects: the causes of the arms race; the consequences of the arms race to the world; and the control of the arms race. Written by experts in the field, it brings themes like new technologies and new weapon systems; new tactics to replace tactical nuclear weapons in Europe; the Anglo-American nuclear relationship; strategic arms limitation and military strategic concepts; and a new approach to strategic arms limitation and reduction.

    The book argues that the principal problem of the arms race, according to several lectures, is that weapons and delivery-systems technology have developed so much as to threaten the survival of civilization itself. The pace of technological change is proceeding more rapidly than ever before and there is serious doubt whether political institutions are adapting to this change in time to avoid devastating consequences to the world. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of military and strategic studies, international relations, international politics and geopolitics.

    Preface Glossary of Acronyms 1. Summary of Proceedings Herbert M. Levine 2. New Technologies and New Weapons Systems Kosta Tsipis 3. Can Conventional New Technologies and New Tactics Replace Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe? Jorma K. Miettinen 4. The International Political Economy of Proliferation Steven J. Baker 5. Arms Limitation and Security Policies Required to Minimize the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Enid C.B. Schoettle 6. The Anglo-American Nuclear Relationship: Proliferatory or Anti Proliferatory? David Carlton 7. Proliferation: Sophisticated Weapons and Revolutionary Options-The Sub- State Perspective J. Bowyer Bell 8. Arms and Politics: Old Issues, New Perceptions Michael Nacht 9. A Different Approach to Arms Control- Reciprocal Unilateral Restraint Herbert Scoville, Jr. 10. A New Approach to Strategic Arms Limitation and Reduction William Epstein 11. Strategic Arms Limitation and Military Strategic Concepts M. A. Milstein 12. Nuclear Testing- No End in Sight? Thomas A. Halsted 13. Reconnaissance Satellites and the Arms Race Herbert F. York 14. The Realities of Arms Control: The Cruise Missile Case Robert A. Nalewajek 15. The Diffusion of Economic and Military Power and its Impact on the Middle East Conflict Mario’n Mushkat 16. The Fallacy of Thinking Conventionally about Nuclear Weapons Hans J. Morgenthau 17. All at Sea? A Critique of the American Strategic Force Structure Peter King 18. The Function of Military Power B. V. A. Roling 19. 116 Wars in 30 Years Istvan Kende 20. The Role of Arms in Capitalist Economies: The Process of Overdevelopment and Underdevelopment Mary Kaldor 21. Economic and Technological Prerequisites for Achieving Political and Military Stability Tom Stonier Contributors List of Course Participants



    David Carlton and Carlo Schaerf