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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Non-Nuclear Peace

Beyond the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Editors: Sauer, Tom, Kustermans, Jorg, Segaert, Barbara (Eds.)

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  • Reconstructs the criticism of nuclear peace 
  • Analyses the potential impact of the Humanitarian Initiative and 2017 Nuclear Ban Treaty
  • Explores the practical and institutional prospects of a peace order without nuclear weapons
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This volume examines the possibility of a world without nuclear weapons. It starts from the observation that, although nuclear deterrence has long been dominant in debates about war and peace, recent events show that ridicule and stigmatization of nuclear weapons and their possessors is on the rise. The idea of non-nuclear peace has been around since the beginning of the nuclear revolution, but it may be staging a return. The first part reconstructs the criticism of nuclear peace, both past and present, with a particular emphasis on technology. The second part focuses on the most revolutionary change since the beginning of the nuclear revolution, namely the Humanitarian Initiative and the resulting Nuclear Ban Treaty (2017), which allows imagining non-nuclear peace anew. The third and last part explores the practical and institutional prospects of a peace order without nuclear weapons. If non-nuclear peace advocates want to convince skeptics, they have to come up with practical solutions in the realm of global governance or world government.

About the authors

Tom Sauer is Associate Professor in International Politics at the Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium. He is co-editor of Nuclear Terrorism: Countering the Threat and author of Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Missile DefenseNuclear Inertia: US Nuclear Weapons Policy after the Cold War, and Nuclear Arms Control.
Jorg Kustermans teaches international politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His scholarship is situated at the intersection of international theory and social theory (state personhood, republican security, the nature of social practices). He is co-editor of Pacifism’s Appeal: Ethos, History, Politics (with Sauer T., Lootens D. & Segaert B.)
Barbara Segaert is Scientific Coordinator at the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp, Belgium (since 2002), where she develops academic programmes on various topics of contemporary relevance to society. She has previously studied Oriental Studies, Islamic Studies and Arab Philology at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Social Sciences at the Open University, UK. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26688-2
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26687-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Nuclear Peace
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Nuclear Ban Treaty
Editors
  • Tom Sauer
  • Jorg Kustermans
  • Barbara Segaert
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26688-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26688-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26687-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 194
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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