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The Amateur Strategist: Intuitive Deterrence Theories and the Politics of the Nuclear Arms Race
This book explores how the everyday person reasons about nuclear strategy. James DeNardo's data reveal surprising patterns of thinking on basic issues from SDI, arms control, and proliferation to the end of the Cold War. His discovery that the amateur's strategic reasoning defies all conventional theories lays the groundwork for a new understanding of national security pol ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published January 25th 2013 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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