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.
Nuclear Disarmament, Environmental Protection, Toxic Waste Disposal, International Politics
Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Contemporary Security Policy
Taylor & Francis
FLORINI, Ann.(1997). A new role for transparency. Contemporary Security Policy, 18(2), 51-72.
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