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Nuclear Non-proliferation

Congress And The Control Of Peaceful Nuclear Activities, 1st Edition

By Robert L. Beckman


446 pages

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This book examines the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 and other stringent non-proliferation laws that seek to tighten U.S. nuclear export criteria and strengthen the international non-proliferation regime. It juxtaposes the efforts of nuclear managers with those of reformers.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Primus Inter Pares 1. The Era of Secrecy: 1945–1954 2. Failure of Supranationalism and the Race to Cooperative Competition: 1954–1970 Part 2: Nuclear Dawn: Throwing Light on Hazards 3. Safeguards: Origins of Uneasiness 4. Assessing the Faustian Bargain: The Nuclear Paradox Part 3: Legislative Maneuvering 5. Congressional Reeducation on Proliferation 6. Legislative Attempts at Export Reform Part 4: Congressional Constraints on Presidential Flexibility 7. Battle Lines: To Ban or to Manage? 8. Clash of Arms: Reformers Versus Realists Part 5: Reexamination, Realism, and Reassertion 9. Rubber Guillotines Begin to Fall 10. Conclusions: A Pyrrhic Victory?

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