Arms Control

Hanson, Marianne (2012). Arms Control. In Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (Ed.), An introduction to international relations 2nd ed. (pp. 172-187) Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

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Author Hanson, Marianne
Title of chapter Arms Control
Title of book An introduction to international relations
Place of Publication Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9781107600003
Editor Richard Devetak
Anthony Burke
Jim George
Chapter number 12
Start page 172
End page 187
Total pages 16
Total chapters 35
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter examines the evolution and practices of arms control in international relations. It begins by discussing what arms control is and why it has featured so prominently in world politics, even after the ending of the Cold War, the period during which arms control can be said to have developed extensively. After a discussion of the various weapons that are covered by arms control processes, and the legal regimes that accompany these, the chapter proceeds to outline Some of the ways in which arms control can be conceptualised and how various schools of thought in international relations can be related to arms control practices. We then look at the specific case of the nuclear weapons regime, as more states acquire nuclear weapons, and as calls increase for the elimination of these particular weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). The chapter also examines how a number of key states have been involved in upholding various arms control and disarmament regimes in the contemporary period.
Keyword Arms control
International relations
Nuclear nonproliferation
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