Günter Brauch (Ed.)
Ein interdisziplinäres Studienbuch
einem Vorwort von Egon Bahr
Weapons and Arms Control
An interdisciplinary study book
a preface by Egon Bahr]
Westdeutscher Verlag (out of print)
1984, 511 pp., ISBN 3-531-11647-9
€ 20.00 - $ 20.00
is organised in 7 parts and contains 21 chapters and brief
biographies on the authors.
I, Günther Mack and Wolfgang Faist (Tübingen: Germany)
describe the scientific foundations and effects of nuclear
weapons, in part II, Hans Günter Brauch offers a historical
account of the nuclear weapons programmes of the US, the USSR
and Germany (1938-1950), in part III on Nuclear Potentials
and Effects of Nuclear Weapons the German authors Hans Günter
Brauch, Philipp Sonntag and Helmut Koch (Germany) deal with
the development of nuclear weapons potentials (1945-1982),
with aspects of the prevention of nuclear catastrophes and
its consequences from a medical perspective. In part IV Gert
Krell, Dieter Senghaas (Germany), Colin S. Gray and Keith
Payne (USA) and Desmond Ball (Australia) analyse doctrines
of nuclear deterrence, while in part V Hans Günter Brauch,
Dorota Gierycz (Poland), Michael J. Sullivan III, Robert J.
Bresler, Cynthia A. Cannizzo, George Rathjens (USA) and K.
Subramanyam (India) discuss nuclear arms control efforts from
VI, Friedrich Solms and Gerfried W. Hunold (Germany) analyse
the ethical assessments of the Protestant and Catholic Church
on issues of nuclear armament and disarmament while in chapter
VII two globally renowned physicists offer their assessments
and prospects for a policy of arms limitation; the German
theoretical physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
and the American physicist Bernard R. Feld (USA) who worked
in Los Alamos on the development of the first nuclear weapons
but who later devoted much time to efforts to contain the
threat of nuclear weapons.
Language: German; Areas: nuclear weapons, arms
control, deterrence strategy; Region: United States,
Soviet Union, China, France, Germany, UK.