Controlling Nuclear Weapons: Democracy versus Guardianship

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Index
Acton, Lord, 48-49
Adversarial process: in democratic decision-making, 12-13; nuclear strategy and, 15-16; information dissemination and, 82, 100n. 1; simplification of issues in, 85, 103n. 18. See also Democratic political systems; Nuclear strategy
Alaska, telecommunications and government in, 78, 85-86. See also Information; Technology; Telecommunications
American Academy of Arts and Sciences ( Boston, Mass.), 84. See also Information
American Catholic bishops. See Catholic bishops' pastoral letter ( 1983)
American Philosophical Society, 83-84. See also Information
Aristocracies, examples of, 30-31
Arms control. See Nuclear strategy; Nuclear weapons
Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 83. See also Information
Authoritarian political systems: rationale for, 1-2, 17-18, 26; theories of, 19-30. See also Authority; Guardianship; Totalitarianism
Authority: alienated vs. delegated, 3, 48; use and abuse of, 47-49; in totalitarian systems, 49. See also Authoritarian political systems; Competence; Information
Autonomy. See Personal autonomy, presumption of
Bentham, Jeremy, 24, 56
Berks Community Television ( Reading, Penn.), 77-78. See also Information; Technology; Telecommunications
Beyond Freedom and Dignity, 22
Bishops, American Catholic. See Catholic bishops' pastoral letter ( 1983)
Black Bag, 45. See also Command and control systems
Bracken, Paul, 41-44
Bureaucracy: theory of, 9; dynamics in, 11-12
Catholic bishops' pastoral letter ( 1983), 36-40

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Table of contents

  • The Frank W. Abrams Lectures *
  • Controlling Nuclear Weapons - Democracy Versus Guardianship *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • I Obstacles to Democratic Control 5
  • 2 the Case for Guardianship 19
  • 3 a Critique of Guardianship 33
  • 4 is Political Equality Justified? 53
  • 5 Vision of a Possible Future 69
  • Appendixes 91
  • Notes 95
  • Bibliography 105
  • Index 109
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