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    DescriptionIn the last year the world has witnessed changes in East-West relations that would have been unthinkable only a short time ago. The Berlin Wall has crumbled, Eastern Europe has thrown out its authoritarian leaders, and the Soviet Union itself has undergone dramatic changes in political structure and foreign policy. The U.S. public no longer regards the Eastern Bloc as the principal threat to national security. Yet even with the undeniable thaw in the Cold War many of the old scenarios for "World War III" remain as plausible as they were in the past, and new sources of instability could arise from ethnic conflicts, economic competition, or other sources. The second volume of Behavior, Society, and Nuclear War addresses the potential causes of nuclear war within the context of this changing political landscape. As in the first volume of this series, leading scholars review specific behavioral and social phenomena and processes that may be critical in determining war and peace-how foreign policy decision are made, the role of arms races, and the activities of third-party moderators. Volume Two also explores the effects of changing international conditions on the potential for the growing importance of conflicts between small powers, the possibility that techniques of reassurance can supplement deterrence, and the sources of moderation in Soviet security policy. Informed by the most up-to-date scholarship, Behavior, Society, and Nuclear War will be essential reading for anyone interested in international relations, disarmament, political science, and sociology.

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    Behavior, Society, and Nuclear War
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Philip E. Tetlock, Edited by Jo L. Husbands, Edited by Robert Jervis, Edited by Paul C. Stern, Edited by Charles Tilly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195057683
    ISBN 10: 0195057686

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Libri: I-TE
    DC22: 355/.027
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, SOC051000, MED085000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027030
    DC22: 355.027
    DC20: 355.0217
    LC classification: U263 .B45 1989
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A44403032
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    Thema V1.0: JP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    4 illus.
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    04 June 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Timely and informative...There is hardly any topic more important than nuclear war, and the authors show the possibility of such a war despite the changes that have occurred in the world lately. The readings should spark some lively class discussion. Robert W. Langran, Villanova University An excellent collection of essays...Serves as a good supplementary source for a course on 'International Security in the Nuclear Age.' Nitish K. Dutt, Duke University Excellent, thought-provoking, insightful and well-written. Dina Sspeehler, Indiana University
    Table of contents
    0195057708 (v. 3 : pbk.).