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The British Nuclear Experience: The Roles of Beliefs, Culture and Identity

John Baylis and Kristan Stoddart


This book has two major objectives. First, it sets out to chart in detail the British experience with nuclear weapons from the Second World War down to the present day, including the contemporary debate about the future of Trident. There are numerous excellent studies that provide a history of British nuclear policy in particular periods since 1945, but none covers the development of nuclear policy and strategic doctrine over the period as a whole. The second objective is to analyse Britain’s nuclear experience by moving away from traditional interpretations of why states develop and maintain ... More

Keywords: British nuclear experience, beliefs, culture, identity, decision-making, nuclear advocacy coalition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Baylis, author
Emeritus Professor, Swansea University

Kristan Stoddart, author
Lecturer, Aberystwyth University

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