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Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order

Shampa Biswas


This book is an analysis of the complex but hierarchical global nuclear order produced, maintained, and obscured by the workings of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime. Using an analysis heavily influenced by postcolonial International Relations theory, the book examines the interstate inequalities that sustain this order, the mechanisms that produce a (mimetic) desire for nuclear weapons, the neoliberal interests that drive the production of nuclear power, and the communities and bodies made vulnerable by nuclear pursuits. Making a case for nuclear abolition, the book suggests that the path ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680979
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shampa Biswas, author
Associate Professor of Politics, Whitman College