Cold War Analytical Structures and the Post Post-War World: A Critique of Deterrence Theory

Synopsis

Dauber assesses nuclear deterrence as a theory of persuasion, and examines the way deterrence discourse so shapes the thinking of policy makers and analysts that it still drives our analysis of alternatives, even in the post-Soviet era. She concludes that deterrence is a system designed to use weapons capabilities as a form of non-verbal communication with an Other.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993