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Acton, James M.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 2,060 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: JZ5687, 327.1747
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Most widely held works about James M Acton
 
Most widely held works by James M Acton
Abolishing nuclear weapons by George Perkovich( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear disarmament is firmly back on the international agenda. But almost all current thinking on the subject is focused on the process of reducing the number of weapons from thousands to hundreds. This rigorous analysis examines the challenges that exist to abolishing nuclear weapons completely, and suggests what can be done now to start overcoming them. The paper argues that the difficulties of "getting to zero" must not preclude many steps being taken in that direction. It thus begins by examining steps that nuclear-armed states could take in cooperation with others to move towards a world in which the task of prohibiting nuclear weapons could be realistically envisaged. The remainder of the paper focuses on the more distant prospect of prohibiting nuclear weapons, beginning with the challenge of verifying the transition from low numbers to zero. It moves on to examine how the civilian nuclear industry could be managed in a nuclear-weapons-free world so as to prevent rearmament. The paper then considers what political-security conditions would be required to make a nuclear-weapons ban enforceable and explores how enforcement might work in practice. Finally, it addresses the latent capability to produce nuclear weapons that would inevitably exist after abolition, and asks whether this is a barrier to disarmament, or whether it can be managed to meet the security needs of a world newly free of the bomb
Deterrence during disarmament : deep nuclear reductions and international security by James M Acton( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om årsagerne til amerikanske og russiske bekymringer for at skære i deres respektive atomvåbenarsenaler
Ways to strengthen the field of verification : 20 February 2009, United Nations, New York( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentations before the Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on ways to strengthen the field of verification.--Publisher's description
Students' right to privacy drug testing and the Fourth Amendment( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this documentary focuses on two former student drug users joined by chemical dependency counselor Brett Whysong. The second part focuses on litigation ensuing James Acton's refusal to submit to mandatory drug testing at his public school in Vernonia, Oregon. Part two includes commentary by Richard Seamon, U.S. Department of Justice, and Steve Shapiro, American Civil Liberties Union
Stray shots from Solomon by James M Acton( Book )

7 editions published between 1907 and 1929 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond new START : advancing U.S. national security through arms control with Russia : a report of the CSIS Next Generation Working Group on U.S.-Russian Arms Control by James M Acton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report concludes that an additional round of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control is in the national security interest of the United States, but will be extremely difficult, given the two sides' divergent capabilities, interests, and objectives. The report lays out the key issues that are likely to be discussed and offers some practical recommendations, on both substance and process, that should allow the United States and Russia reach a mutually beneficial agreement
Canadian book of furniture : a short outline of the history and development of furniture, with particular reference to industry in Canada by James M Acton( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of voluntary safeguards to build trust in states' nuclear programmes : the case of Iran by James M Acton( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombs away? : Being realistic about deep nuclear reductions by James M Acton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Skeptics and supporters of deep nuclear reductions tend to underestimate three demanding, complex, interacting practical realities. Key barriers lie outside Washington and will take time, but ultimately, further reductions are almost certain to be gradual and worthwhile."--Editor
Shared responsibilities for nuclear disarmament : a global debate by Scott Douglas Sagan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swords to ploughshares( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear weapons abolition( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IAEA verification of military research and development by James M Acton( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Canada, beloved fatherland : chant national by Calixa Lavallée( )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal utilization of vertical access robots in the shipbuilding industry( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low numbers : a practical path to deep nuclear reductions by James M Acton( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy seeks to create the conditions that would allow for deep reductions in nuclear arsenals. This report offers a practical approach to reducing the U.S. and Russian stockpiles to 500 nuclear warheads each and those of other nuclear-armed states to no more than about half that number. This target would require Washington and Moscow to reduce their arsenals by a factor of ten. To achieve these low numbers, the United States should: take a comprehensive approach on arms control; engage with U.S. allies to review security threats and responses; address conventional imbalances; and push for a transparent and multilateral process. As difficult as achieving a multilateral agreement among the five officially recognized nuclear-weapon states will be, it is complicated yet further by the impact of states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea. This process will probably be derailed entirely if Iran is successful in acquiring nuclear weapons. While cutting the number of nuclear weapons so significantly is a formidable challenge, the United States, Russia, and other nations can do much in the short term to advance this goal, as the conclusion of this report highlights. Washington should lead this process to ensure that it at least gets started
Deterrence during disarmament : deep nuclear reductions and international security by James M Acton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why Fukushima was preventable by James M Acton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fukushima accident was preventable. Had the plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), and Japan's regulator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), followed international best practices and standards, it is conceivable that they would have predicted the possibility of the plant being struck by a massive tsunami. The plant would have withstood the tsunami had its design previously been upgraded in accordance with state-of-the-art safety approaches. Though there is no single reason for TEPCO and NISA's failure to follow international best practices and standards, a number of potential underlying causes can be identified. In the final analysis, the Fukushima accident does not reveal a previously unknown fatal flaw associated with nuclear power. Rather, it underscores the importance of periodically reevaluating plant safety in light of dynamic external threats and of evolving best practices, as well as the need for an effective regulator to oversee this process
Silver bullet? : asking the right questions about conventional prompt global strike by James M Acton( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of non-nuclear weapons that can strike distant targets in a short period of time has been a U.S. goal for more than a decade. Advocates argue that such Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) weapons could be used to counter antisatellite weapons or sophisticated defensive capabilities; deny a new proliferator the ability to employ its nuclear arsenal; and kill high-value terrorists. Critics worry that CPGS weapons could create serious strategic risks, most notably of escalation, including to the nuclear level, in a conflict. The U.S. Department of Defense has explored a number of CPGS technologies but has yet to decide on a preferred option, let alone acquire or deploy it. While the U.S. Congress has disapproved of particular plans, it has generally agreed with the importance of acquiring the capability. With some CPGS technologies reaching maturity and an acquisition decision approaching, the time is right for a national debate about the benefits and risks of CPGS
Wagging the plutonium dog : Japanese domestic politics and its international security implications by James M Acton( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japan is the only non-nuclear-weapon state with a program to extract plutonium from the spent fuel produced in nuclear reactors -- a process termed reprocessing -- to fabricate more fuel. Because plutonium can be used directly in the manufacturing of nuclear weapons, Japan has, in keeping with internationally recognized best practice, pledged not to produce more plutonium than it can consume. Serious questions are emerging, however, about whether it can uphold this commitment"--Publisher's web site
 
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Alternative Names
Acton, James M.

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Deterrence during disarmament : deep nuclear reductions and international securityWays to strengthen the field of verification : 20 February 2009, United Nations, New YorkNuclear weapons abolitionVernonia School District v. Acton : drug testing in the schools