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Framing the nonproliferation debate. Transnational activism and international nuclear weapons negotiations

Smith, J (2000) Framing the nonproliferation debate. Transnational activism and international nuclear weapons negotiations. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED, 55 - 82. ISBN 0762306653, 9780762306657

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During the 1980s and 1990s, Parliamentarians for Global Action, a nongovernmental disarmament organization, advanced a "challenger frame" that demanded more concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament than the superpowers were willing to take. They used their status as a nongovernmental actor to intervene in global diplomatic processes in ways that states could not. Parliamentarians for Global Action took advantage of the fact that the majority of the world's governments favored steps toward nuclear disarmament and worked to leverage the numbers and moral legitimacy behind this goal against the stubborn resistance of the global nuclear powers. Using language and procedures embedded in global treaties, they helped advance dialogue on nuclear disarmament during a time when the global superpowers preferred to keep such issues off the global agenda. © 2000 JAI Press Inc.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Smith, Jjgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH0000-0002-4808-0391
Date: 1 December 2000
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Volume: 22
Page Range: 55 - 82
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0762306653, 9780762306657
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 22:03
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 16:55


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