Author

Ann FLORINI

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-1997

Abstract

Arms control has traditionally dealt with limiting the means of destruction. When the greatest threa to security came from the potential for organized violence inflicted by an external enemy against a state, arms control logically sought to limit that danger. But as the threats to security have become more diffuse, policy-makers will need to draw on a wider repertoire of tools to reduce the potential destructiveness of less organiized threats, and even emerging unintended dangers. The article examines the problems of nuclear proliferation and environmental toxification over the long term, describes why these problems will require a transparency-based approach, and analyses what that approach should entail. The prospects for applying the transparency-based approach to proliferation and toxification at the international level are discussed.

Keywords

Nuclear Disarmament, Environmental Protection, Toxic Waste Disposal, International Politics

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Contemporary Security Policy

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

51

Last Page

72

ISSN

1352-3260

Identifier

10.1080/13523269708404161

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/13523269708404161

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