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dc.contributor.authorAsuelime, Lucky
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T11:17:22Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T11:17:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationAsuelime, L., & Francis, S. (2014). Drivers of nuclear proliferation: South Africa's incentives and constraints. Journal for Contemporary History, 39(1), 55-68.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3752
dc.description.abstractMany factors are identified as causes of nuclear proliferation, but three stands out among them. These comprise the international and domestic political environment, technical capabilities and motivation. This article explores, on the one hand, the conditions that are conducive for the proliferation of nuclear weapons, whilst also suggesting strategies that can effectively address the problem. The authors use the South African episode as a case study. They identify the role of technology and motivations in the development of South Africa’s nuclear weapons programme and claim that the possession of technological capability is not a sufficient cause of nuclear proliferation. Rather, the presence of strong motivations in conjunction with sufficient technical capability leads to nuclear proliferation.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectNuclear proliferationen_ZA
dc.subjectCapabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectMotivationen_ZA
dc.subjectIncentives and disincentivesen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectConstraintsen_ZA
dc.subjectUraniumen_ZA
dc.subjectNuclear Proliferation Treatyen_ZA
dc.titleDrivers of nuclear proliferation: South Africa's incentives and constraintsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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