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Nuclear Weapons, Justice and the Law

Elli Louka, President, Law-in-Action, US
It is often argued that the nuclear non-proliferation order divides the world into nuclear-weapon-haves and have-nots, creating a nuclear apartheid. Employing a careful and nuanced discussion of this claim, Elli Louka examines the architecture of the nuclear non-proliferation order, the fairness and effectiveness of international and regional institutions and scenarios for the future of nuclear weapons.
Extent: 448 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 0 85793 108 5
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It is often argued that the nuclear non-proliferation order divides the world into nuclear-weapon-haves and have-nots, creating a nuclear apartheid. Employing a careful and nuanced discussion of this claim, Elli Louka examines the architecture of the nuclear non-proliferation order, the fairness and effectiveness of international and regional institutions and scenarios for the future of nuclear weapons.

A sophisticated study of a complex issue, this book is a must-read for policymakers and those who wish to understand the intricacies and challenges of developing institutions to address the nuclear weapon threat.
‘Policymakers and any involved in addressing the international nuclear weapons debates will find this packed with solid, scholarly research that analyses security initiatives, international institutions and their management, international courts of justice, and more. A fine choice for any involved in international law, justice, and nuclear regulation!’
– Midwest Book Review

‘Dr Elli Louka has written a courageously realistic yet hopeful book on one of the central problems of the twenty-first century. Louka offers an unflinching examination of the uses and potential abuses of the nuclear instrument currently and in projected futures of the interlocking international war system and global economy. . . She looks squarely at the practice and inevitability of pre-emptive action in many of the contexts she projects. This is an important and timely study for anyone practicing or trying to understand international law and politics.’
– From the foreword by W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School, US
Contents: Foreword by W. Michael Reisman 1. State of War 2. Risk Management in National Security Strategies 3. Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Energy: The Connection 4. The Architecture of the Non-Proliferation Order 5. The Fairness and Effectiveness of the Non-Proliferation Order 6. The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism: How to Make the World Proliferation Resistant 7. Just and Effective International Institutions 8. Just and Effective Regional Institutions 9. Can a Nuclear War be a Just War? 10. Controlling Nuclear Weapons 11. Enforcement, Preemption and Precautionary Self-defense Index