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Nuclear DesirePower and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order$
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Shampa Biswas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680979

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680979.001.0001

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Costly Weapons

Costly Weapons

The Political Economy of Nuclear Power

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(p.135) Chapter 4 Costly Weapons
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Nuclear Desire
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Shampa Biswas

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680979.003.0005

Chapter Four reveals the political economy of nuclear production that the process of nuclear fetishization conceals. Suggesting three different mechanisms of calculating nuclear costs and using the examples of the US, India and Japan, the chapter suggests the many different ways that nuclear weapons harm vulnerable peoples and communities (i.e. the subaltern).

Keywords:   Nuclear, Non-proliferation, Postcolonialism, Hierarchy, Inequality, Third world, Power, Order, Security, Justice

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