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Title: Wilson and the bomb : the politics and economics of British nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970
Author: Gill, David James
ISNI:       0000 0004 2701 8737
Awarding Body: Aberystwyth University
Current Institution: Aberystwyth University
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis explores the British government’s approach to international negotiations concerning nuclear weapons during Harold Wilson’s first two terms of office (1964-1970). It focuses on three distinct but interrelated strands of British nuclear diplomacy: ‘hardware solutions’, the sharing of nuclear weapons between states in the form of a multilateral force; ‘software solutions’, non-physical measures of cooperation, such as consultative and planning arrangements, between alliance members; and a global non-proliferation treaty. In looking at how and why these interrelated policies evolved, this thesis considers party, domestic and international influences on decision-making within the government. It pays particular attention to political and economic events, building on existing diplomatic and strategic accounts of the period.
Supervisor: Priest, Andrew John Sponsor: APRS
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Atlantic Nuclear Force ; Non-proliferation diplomacy