Icarus Restrained: An Intellectual History Of Nuclear Arms Control, 1945-1960, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Icarus Restrained

An Intellectual History Of Nuclear Arms Control, 1945-1960, 1st Edition

By Jennifer Sims


274 pages

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 The author cites that this is a study of the nature and origins of the dominant post-war approach to strategic nuclear arms control in an attempt to clarify it, distinguish it from others, and begin to explain the qualities which made it so attractive and eventually so widely accepted. The study ends with the early 1960s by which time the central

Table of Contents

Preface -- Delimiting the Approach -- Introduction -- The Cambridge Approach -- Arms Control as Political Instrument -- The Age of Atomic Innocence -- The Open World: Arms Control as an Instrument for Achieving Long-Term Political Stability -- Arms Control as Security Instrument -- From the Age of Innocence to the Balance of Terror: Nuclear Arms Control Thought Comes of Age -- Arms Control Theorists of the 1950s -- The Cambridge Approach Revisited and Reviewed

About the Author

Jennifer E. Simsreceived her B.A. from Oberlin College in June 1975 with a major in Government. In May 1978 she completed her M.A. at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with concentrations in the fields of European Politics, American Foreign Policy, and International Economics. In June 1985 she completed the Ph.D. program in American Foreign Policy, also at SAIS. Graduate work was supported by scholarships from the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 1979) and from the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sims has worked with the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica lnternazionale (ISPI) in Rome, Italy, and as a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (DSS) in London. She is currently American Coordinator of the multinational Nuclear History Program at the University of Maryland.

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