The Resource India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation, George Perkovich

India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation, George Perkovich

Label
India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation
Title
India's nuclear bomb
Title remainder
the impact on global proliferation
Statement of responsibility
George Perkovich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In May 1998, India shocked the world--and many of its own citizens--by detonating five nuclear weapons in the Rajasthan desert. Why did India bid for nuclear weapon status at a time when 149 nations had signed a ban on nuclear testing? What drove India's new Hindu nationalist government to depart from decades of nuclear restraint, a control that no other nation with similar capacities had displayed? How has U.S. nonproliferation policy affected India's decision making?India's Nuclear Bombis the definitive, comprehensive history of how the world's largest democracy, has grappled with the twin desires to have and to renounce the bomb. Each chapter contains significant historical revelations drawn from scores of interviews with India's key scientists, military leaders, diplomats and politicians, and from declassified U.S. government documents and interviews with U.S. officials. Perkovich teases out the cultural and ethical concerns and vestiges of colonialism that underlie India's seemingly paradoxical stance. India's nuclear history challenges leading theories of why nations pursue and hang onto nuclear weapons, raising important questions for international relations theory and security studies. So, too, the blasts in Rajasthan have shaken the foundations of the international nonproliferation system. With the end of the Cold War and an even more chaotic international scene, Perkovich's analysis of an alternative model is timely, sobering, and vital
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
355.02/17/0954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA840
LC item number
.P47 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation, George Perkovich
Publication
Note
"A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-582) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70743213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 597 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520217720
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780520217720
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36844809
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70743213
  • acls0520217721

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