This book presents a study of the nature and origins of the dominant postwar 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.
Part One: Delimiting the Approach 1. Introduction 2. The Cambridge Approach Part Two: Arms Control as Political Instrument 3. The Age of Atomic Innocence 4. The Open World: Arms Control as an Instrument for Achieving Long-Term Political Stability Part Three: Arms Control as Security Instrument 5. From the Age of Innocence to the Balance of Terror: Nuclear Arms Control Thought Comes of Age Introduction 6. Arms Control Theorists of the 1950s Introduction 7. The Cambridge Approach Revisited and Reviewed the Theoretical Joining