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Achieving Nuclear Ambitions : Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation.

Author: Jacques E C Hymans
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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A powerful new perspective on nuclear proliferation that counters the widespread fears of a coming cascade of new nuclear powers.
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Hymans, Jacques E.C.
Achieving Nuclear Ambitions : Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques E C Hymans
ISBN: 9781139231930 1139231936 9781139049429 1139049429
OCLC Number: 793510852
Notes: Atoms for Peace's growing chorus of critics.
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Cover; Achieving Nuclear Ambitions; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Table; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 The puzzle of declining nuclear weapons project efficiency; The empirical puzzle of declining nuclear weapons project efficiency; The simple techno-centric perspective; More sophisticated techno-centric claims; The will to go nuclear; The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); Entangling alliances; Vulnerability to military threats; Economic resources; The argument of the book in brief; Core hypotheses; A preliminary empirical test. From state institutionalization to efficiency: a quantitative analysisFrom autonomy to efficiency: evidence from the first five nuclear weapon states; Bringing implementation back in; Road map; 2 A theory of nuclear weapons project efficiency and inefficiency; The micro level: management approach, worker motivation, and the functioning of nuclear weapons projects; The top-down model, or, how not to manage a nuclear weapons project; The bottom-up model, or, how to manage a nuclear weapons project; Summary: three hypotheses on management and proliferation. The macro level: efficiency of nuclear weapons projects as a function of state institutionalizationDefining Weberian legal-rational and neo-patrimonial states; Weberian legal-rationalism's promotion of scientific and technical professionalism; Consequences of the "privileged" institutional status of nuclear programs; The special case of professional military-run nuclear weapons projects; Changing state institutionalization to create efficient nuclear weapons projects; The fate of nuclear programs in legal-rationalizing and neo-patrimonializing states; Summary of the basic causal arguments. International nuclear cooperation: a shortcut?Operationalization and case selection; 3 Spinning in place; Review of technical assessments of the pre-1991 Iraqi nuclear program; Pre-war estimates; The IAEA's estimate; Kelley's estimate; Explaining Iraq's nuclear inefficiency: management and institutions; Iraq's neo-patrimonial state; The Osiraq myth; 1981-1987: scientists in power?; 1987-1988: Hussein Kamel's power grab; Life under Kamel; 1990-1991: the crash program; "If the Gulf War had not intervened ... ": questioning the premise of the counterfactual; After 1991: the Iraqi nuclear mirage. Conclusion4 How did China's nuclear weapons project succeed?; China's nuclear success is a big social science puzzle; International deus ex machina?; Explaining China's nuclear success: three key variables; Unlimited political support; Strongly professional organization; Leadership self-restraint; Self-restraint or institutional constraint?; The importance of efficiency: a comparison of China's nuclear weapons project with its nuclear submarine project; Conclusion; 5 Proliferation implications of international civil nuclear cooperation:; Introduction: from domestic to international variables.

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