The relevance of STS to peach research: the need for a third voice on nuclear strategy

dc.contributor.authorRaman, Sujathaen
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:47:14Zen
dc.date.adate2009-10-10en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:47:14Zen
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.date.rdate2009-10-10en
dc.date.sdate2009-10-10en
dc.description.abstractDiscipline-based studies of international conflict are inadequate for a critical, normative study of the problems of the nuclear era. Peace research is an evolving discipline which attempts to form an integrated, critical analysis of problems posed by nuclear weapons. This thesis examines the response of peace research to the "scientization" of military strategy, i.e, the application of decision-theoretic and Simulation methods to nuclear policy. Debates on nuclear deterrence between nuclear strategists and peace researchers tend to get polarized in terms of an objective analysis of the "realities" of the international system versus’ moral objections to the presence of nuclear weapons. This thesis demonstrates the need for integrating STS-related issues concerned with the technical capabilities of nuclear weapons into the peace researcher's critique. Thus, by illustrating the political nature of scientific and technological claims, STS can aid the transformative agenda of peace research.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvi, 117 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10102009-020151en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10102009-020151/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45117en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.R373.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 24111827en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.R373en
dc.subject.lcshNuclear crisis control -- Researchen
dc.titleThe relevance of STS to peach research: the need for a third voice on nuclear strategyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
LD5655.V855_1991.R373.pdf
Size:
6.13 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Collections