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Nuclear non-proliferation: the South African experience in global context

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dc.contributor.advisor Labuschagne, Gerhardus Stephanus en
dc.contributor.author Van Vuuren, Rianne en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2003-12
dc.date.submitted 2003-12-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1379
dc.description.abstract The objectives of the study were to demonstrate that South Africa's decisions to develop and destroy its nuclear weapon capability were influenced by reactions to domestic security and other issues unrelated to security. South Africa obtained a nuclear weapon capacity because of an incremental approach to the nuclear weapon decision. The threat perceptions in the mind of the decision maker were also dominant factors, especially when the final decision for a nuclear deterrent was taken. The decision to destroy the nuclear weapon capacity was not primarily influenced by the growing non-proliferation norm, but by the changing security environment regionally as well as globally and possibly a realisation that a nuclear weapon capability was a significant security and financial liability for South Africa in the end. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (247 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Nuclear Weapon Programme en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Disincentives en
dc.subject Incentives en
dc.subject Norms en
dc.subject Nuclear Weapons en
dc.subject Nuclear Non-Proliferation en
dc.subject.ddc 327.1747
dc.subject.lcsh Nuclear non-proliferation
dc.subject.lcsh Nuclear disarmament -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nuclear weapons industry -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Internal security -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh International relations
dc.title Nuclear non-proliferation: the South African experience in global context en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Political Science en
dc.description.degree M.A. (International Politics) en


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