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Title: Nuclear learning in multilateral forums
Author: Gill, Amandeep Singh
ISNI:       0000 0004 7656 4806
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2018
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The thesis asks if governments "learn" about nuclear weapons in dialogue with other governments and how new areas of nuclear learning such as nuclear security emerge and get consolidated in multilateral forums. A model of nuclear learning is proposed bringing together insights from the fields of sociology of knowledge, organisational learning, decision-making, policy learning and international relations. This model, which integrates power among other explanatory factors, is tested against evidence from nuclear history and from the current practice of nuclear negotiations. The outcome builds on the efforts of Joseph Nye in the 1980s to examine nuclear learning in the bilateral Soviet-U.S. context, updates and extends nuclear learning to the multilateral field and underscores nuclear security as a new area of nuclear learning in its own right.
Supervisor: Bowen, Wyn Quentin ; Freedman, Lawrence Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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