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Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order.


Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order

Shampa Biswas

U. of Minnesota Press


280 pages



The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is part of what is purported to be an effort to slow the proliferation of nuclear weapons. In this compelling read, Shampa Biswas argues that the current structure of the nonproliferation regime actually generates the desire for nuclear weapons by allowing a hierarchy of haves and have-nots to persist. Biswas argues that a successful nuclear strategy must work towards onuclear zero.o Unlike conventional critiques that often simply look at nuclear policy through the lens of safety, Biswas considers post-colonialism and the political economy of injustice. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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