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Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and by Jacques E. C. Hymans

By Jacques E. C. Hymans

Regardless of the worldwide unfold of nuclear and data, at the least half the nuclear guns tasks introduced in view that 1970 have definitively failed, or even the winning initiatives have quite often wanted way more time than anticipated. to give an explanation for this perplexing slowdown in proliferation, Jacques E. C. Hymans makes a speciality of the kin among politicians and medical and technical employees in constructing international locations. by means of undermining the employees' spirit of professionalism, constructing kingdom rulers accidentally thwart their very own nuclear targets. Combining wealthy theoretical research, in-depth historic case reviews of Iraq, China, Yugoslavia and Argentina and insightful analyses of current-day proliferant states, attaining Nuclear pursuits develops a robust new standpoint that successfully counters the frequent fears of a coming cascade of recent nuclear powers. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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433–454. ” Graham T. Allison and Morton H. Halperin, “Bureaucratic Politics: A Paradigm and Some Policy Implications,” World Politics Vol. 24, special number (spring 1972), p. 43. Seconding the notion that the bureaucratic politics paradigm is inappropriate as a framework for understanding policymaking in most developing countries is Bahgat Korany, “The Take-Off of Third World Studies? The Case of Foreign Policy,” World Politics Vol. 35, No. 3 (April 1983), p. 477. 12 on Mon Oct 08 08:06:42 BST 2012.

78 Condon’s letter spurred Oppenheimer to stand up to Groves and to reject the general’s attempts to compartmentalize the different pieces of the overall project. ”79 The scientiic and technical workers’ reassertion of their professional autonomy was complete by the time 77 78 Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (New York: Random House, 2005), p. 224. , p. 224. , p. 226. 12 on Mon Oct 08 08:06:42 BST 2012. ”80 This atmosphere was the key to the progress of a nuclear weapons project whose level of eficiency – three years from start to i nish – has never again been equaled.

56ff. 12 on Mon Oct 08 08:06:42 BST 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 28 The puzzle of declining nuclear weapons project eficiency when poorly-managed nuclear programs do the same, these ties are liable to foster a large scientiic and technical brain drain out of the program. Similarly, although well-managed nuclear weapons projects can easily take advantage of the international black market in nuclear technologies and expertise to advance their work, poorly-managed projects are likely to fall into the many traps that await those who venture into black markets, such as substandard products and scientiic con men.

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