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The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Adam N. Stulberg and Matthew Fuhrmann


Interest in nuclear energy has surged in recent years. Many tout this as important for meeting growing energy needs and redressing the problem of global climate change. Yet there are also risks that accompany a renaissance of nuclear power, as underscored by the “meltdown” at a Japanese nuclear power plant in 2011. Others also fear that the spread of nuclear energy will facilitate nuclear weapons proliferation. The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security analyzes the contexts and tradeoffs associated with the growth of nuclear energy. Applying diverse qualitative and quantitative resear ... More

Keywords: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Nuclear Strategy, Nuclear Cooperation, Nuclear Trafficking, Crisis Stability, Arms Control, International Political Economy

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804784177
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam N. Stulberg, author

Matthew Fuhrmann, author

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Introduction Understanding the Nuclear Renaissance

Adam N. Stulberg and Matthew Fuhrmann

I Drivers and Patterns of the Nuclear Renaissance

1 Correlates of Nuclear Energy

Bernard Gourley and Adam N. Stulberg

5 Vaunted Hopes

Joshua William Busby

II The Nuclear Renaissance and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

7 Stop Helping Me

Alexander H. Montgomery

III The Nuclear Renaissance, International Crises, and Violent Conflict

Conclusion What Future for Nuclear Energy?

Matthew Fuhrmann and Adam N. Stulberg

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