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Nuclear Arms and Common Security - GENS4008
 Science students

   
   
   
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
 
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)
 
  

Description

Students are invited to study and discuss various questions concerning nuclear weapons.

We look at the international political system, warfare and the arms race. We ask how a nuclear bomb actually works, and what are its effects. The associated issues of nuclear safeguards and the nuclear power industry are treated. We study nuclear strategies, and review attempts to control nuclear arms, particularly the Non Proliferation Treaty. Finally, we discuss mechanisms of collective security which may eventually remove the threat of nuclear arms entirely, including the European Union, the United Nations, and steps towards improved governance at the global level.

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