Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Networked NonproliferationMaking the NPT Permanent$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michal Onderco

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781503628922

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503628922.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022



(p.1) Introduction
Networked Nonproliferation

Michal Onderco

Stanford University Press

The indefinite extension of the NPT was unexpected because it was not the preferred course of action for most of the countries. The introduction presents the puzzle of extension in light of the contemporary literature. It surveys the existing explanations for indefinite extension. The realist explanation focuses on raw power of the US to coerce recalcitrant parties, but ignores that the US would never be able to coerce all opponents. The institutionalist explanation can explain why the NPT did not end, but it is unrevealing about the length of the extension. The constructivist explanation can provide an explanation about a minimally just solution but cannot explain why other, arguably more just solutions were not adopted. The introduction also offers the plan for the book.

Keywords:   NPT, diplomacy, nonproliferation, realism, institutionalism, constructivism

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.