A world without nukes: International relations perspectives

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Faculty Mentor Brent Steele
Creator Palomaki, Kya
Title A world without nukes: International relations perspectives
Year graduated 2015
Date 2015-05
Description What if nuclear weapons had been neither invented nor discovered? This is the question I take into consideration in this paper. This interesting scenario begs the answer parroted by bloggers and students of politics alike-without nuclear weapons, there would be nothing to stop belligerents from invading, attacking, and otherwise infringing upon the sovereignty of other states. In this paper, I take into consideration many events that are colored by the very existence of nuclear weapons. I consider the counterfactual scenario from the perspective of several international relations lenses: neorealism, liberal institutionalism, and feminism. After a thorough analysis of these differing viewpoints, I conclude that the feminist perspective is most persuasive in elucidating what the world would look like in the absence of nuclear weapons.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Security, International; International relations; Nuclear weapons; World politics -- 21st century
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kya Palomaki
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 162,620 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3583
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1286572
ARK ark:/87278/s6qg225p
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2015-07-22
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 197135
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qg225p
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