Arms Control in Space: Exploring Conditions for Preventive by Max M. Mutschler

By Max M. Mutschler

This ebook places the widely-held view that 'arms keep an eye on in house isn't really attainable' to the try and goals to discover how, and below what stipulations, fingers keep watch over may well turn into a truth. Drawing upon overseas regimes and IR idea, Mutschler examines the good fortune of area guns and anti-ballistic missiles.

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Norm entrepreneurs must challenge what is seen as appropriate and convert it into something seen as inappropriate. However, it is helpful Arms Control: Concepts and Debates 27 if the new norm is coherent with the existing normative framework (Florini 1996: 376–7; Finnemore and Sikkink 1998: 897). For example Price (1998), who analyses the role of a transnational civil society network in the process of the 1997 Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines, finds that the transnational advocacy network succeeded in making the use of anti-personnel mines be seen as illegitimate chiefly by ‘grafting’ this new norm upon the already existing normative framework of international humanitarian law.

S. loses power with the weaponization of space due to its heavy use of space for military and civilian purposes, which means it has the most to lose in space (Krepon 2001; Krepon et al. 2007; Johnson-Freese 2007b). Notwithstanding this general position, some of these authors are skeptical towards the prospects for arms control in space. They point at several problems such as the dual-use character of most space technologies or the problem of verification. Instead, they favor so-called ‘rules of the road’ for space Arms Control: Concepts and Debates 35 as an attempt to regulate behavior and not technology.

However, if treated as a reasonable means to block certain dangerous dynamics, qualitative arms control in particular can play a part in reducing tensions, and thereby in helping to improve political relations between states. 22 Arms Control in Space Conditions for successful arms control At the end of the 1980s, several works appeared that studied the successes and failures of arms control negotiations between the superpowers during the Cold War. These studies (Carnesale and Haass 1987; Jensen 1988; Sheehan 1988; Carter 1989; George et al.

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