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TOPIC 7: DISARMAMENT, ARMS RACE

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Disarmament, arms race

These books deal with: arms races and disarmament; geopolitical strategy; the Cold War and detente; arms control and legal approaches to disarmament; governmental and inter-governmental issues and the United Nations; "security" (in the sense of its mainstream definition); neutrality; and specific weapons and weapon systems other than WMDs.

Please remember that many of the older titles included in this list are likely to be second-hand.

 

   •

Disarmament Diplomacy

No 86 Autumn 2007

(Acronym Institute)

pbk £2.00

   •

Landmines in Angola

(Africa Watch, New York, 1993)

One of the reports on the impact of landmines which led to increasing pressure for the weapons to be banned.

pbk £1.50

   •

The Wasted £30,000,000,000 Spent on False Security

Frank Allaun

(NATSOPA, London, 1973)

pmphlt £3.00

   •

Defence without the Bomb

(Taylor & Francis, London, 1983)

The report of the Alternative Defence Commission, dealing with the threats, as well as with military and non-military options.

pbk £4.00

   •

Conventional and Non-Nuclear Disarmament - A Question for Peace Movements

(Ed) Rosemary Bechler

(World Peace Council, Helsinki, 1989)

£8.00

   •

Drone Warfare - Killing by Remote Control

Medea Benjamin

(Verso, London, 2013)

A comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest-growing and most secretive aspects of global militarisation, this book - by a leading member of the US feminist anti-militarist organisation Codepink - is an updated version of the 2012 US original.

pbk £9.99

   •

War in the New Century

Jeremy Black

(Continuum, 2001)

£7.00

   •

World Armament & World Hunger - A Call for Action

Willy Brandt

(Victor Gollancz, 1986)

£3.50

   •

Next Step to Peace

Fenner Brockway

(London Co-operative Society Political Committee, 1970)

pmphlt £2.00

   •

Restructuring of Arms Production in Western Europe

(Eds) Michael Brzoska and Peter Lock

(SIPRI / Oxford University Press, 1992)

£16.50

   •

To Walk Without Fear - The Global Movement to Ban Landmines

(Eds) Maxwell A Cameron, Robert J Lawson, and Brian W Tomlin

(Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada, 1998)

A comprehensive account of the movement to ban landmines.

pbk £5.75

   •

Drone Theory

Gregoire Chamayou

(Penguin Books, London, 2015)

This book is a vigorous polemic against the use of robot warfare around the world; it draws on philosophical debate, moral lessons from Greek mythology, and transcripts of conversations between drone operators, and re-evaluates the socio-political impact of drone warfare.

pbk £6.99

   •

Eleventh Hour for Europe

Ken Coates, Peggy Duff, Dan Smith, Mary Kaldor, EP Thompson & Roy Medvedev

(Spokesman, 1981)

£2.00 (pbk) / £4.00 (hbk)

   •

Spring in Moscow - END papers 15

(Ed) Ken Coates

(Spokesman, 1987)

pbk £3.95

   •

The Most Dangerous Decade - World Militarism and the New Non-aligned Peace Movement

Ken Coates

(Spokesman, 1984)

pbk £3.95

   •

Empire No More! ... the Lion and Wolf shall cease

Ken Coates

(Spokesman, 2004)

pbk £11.95

   •

Kill Chain - Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins

(Andrew Cockburn

(Verso, London, 2015)

An essential history of drone warfare, revealing the powerful interests which turned the Pentagon towards remote-control killing.

hbk £20.00

   •

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues

(Ed) Marjorie Cohn

(Olive Branch Press, Northampton, Mass, USA, 2015)

Expert analysis, including documentation of civilian casualities by leading campaigns in the field, details of legal cases, and a look at the domestic use of drones.

pbk £15.99

   •

Beyond the National Interest: The Future of UN Peacekeeping and Multilateralism in an Era of US Primacy

Jean-Marc Coicaud

(United States Institute of Peace Press, Washington DC, USA, 2007)

pbk £9.99

   •

Convenient Killing - Armed Drones and the "Playstation" Mentality

Chris Cole, Mary Dobbing and Amy Hailwood

(Fellowshiip of Reconciliation, Oxford, 2010)

The report which helped to launch a new campaign against armed drones.

pbk £3.00

   •

A "Checkbook" for Peace & World Affairs

HK Compton

(HK Compton, 1997)

pbk £9.00

   •

Disarmament Negotiations - The Way Forward

George Crossley

(Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1984)

pmphlt £3.50

   •

Aotearoa / New Zealand at the World Court

Kate Dewes and Robert Green

(Disarmament and Security Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1999)

The story of New Zealand attempts to bring the issue of nuclear weapons to the World Court.

pmphlt £3.00

   •

A Step by Step Approach to World Peace, Region by Region - A proposal for world peace through regional peace and development programmes

Ted Dunn

(Gooday Publishers, 1988)

pbk £2.50

   •

Nurturing the Natural Laws of Peace - through Regional Peace and Development Programmes

Ted Dunn

(New European Publications, 2002)

pbk £10.95

   •

Regional Peace and Development Programmes

Ted Dunn

(Alternatives to War Press, 1993)

pmphlt £3.00

   •

The Case against War - The Essential Legal Inquiries, Opinions and Judgements concerning War in Iraq

(Eds) George Farebrother and Nicholas Kollerstrom

(Legal Enquiry Steering Group, 2003)

pbk £5.00

   •

Blue Geopolitics - The United Nations Reform and the Future of the Blue Helmets

Vicenc Fisas

(Pluto Press, 1995)

£5.00

   •

Arms Control: Management or Reform? - RIIA Chatham House Papers 31

Lawrence Freedman

(Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986)

£3.50

   •

The Cool Arm of Destruction: Modern Weapons and Moral Insensitivity

Robert W Gardiner

(The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, USA, 1974)

How can people cope with the threat of total destuction when modern weapons change the way we think and feel about mass murder?

hbk £3.00

   •

The Russian Threat - Its Myths and Realities

Jim Garrison & Pyare Shivpuri

(Gateway Books, 1983)

pbk £3.95

   •

War is not Inevitable

(Peace Book Co, London, 1938)

Based on the lectures given as the 13th "Problems of Peace" series at the Geneva Institute for International Relations in August 1938. An illuminating insight into the hopelessness of non-pacifist approaches to the approach of world war.

hbk £25.00

   •

Soviet Military Power - The Annotated and Corrected Version of the Pentagon's Guide

Tom Gervasi

(Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988)

hbk £7.50

   •

Agreements for Arms Control: A Critical Survey

Jozef Goldblat

(Taylor & Francis / SIPRI, 1982)

hbk £9.50

   •

The Second Superpower - The Arms Race & the Soviet Union

(Ed) Gerard Holden

(CND Publications, 1985)

£2.00

   •

The Search for Peace: A Century of Peace Diplomacy

Douglas Hurd

(Little, Brown and Company, 1997)

Historically informative, in a not-very-wordy way; not quite as bad as it might have been from a mainstream politician. Became the basis of a TV series.

hbk £5.00

   •

World Disarmament - an idea whose time has come

(Eds) Ron Huzzard and Christopher Meredith

(Spokesman, Nottingham, 1985)

hbk £5.50

   •

Struggle for Disarmament - Special Issue of Strategic Analysis (Vol VI, No 1-2)

(Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India, 1982)

hbk £3.50

   •

Verification Technologies

Bhupendra Jasani & Frank Barnaby

(Berg Publishers, 1984)

pbk £2.00

   •

The Emerging Role of the Security Council as an Instrument of International Peace

Kasturchand M Jhabak

(Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1987)

£2.50

   •

Neutrality: A policy for Britain

Peter Johnson

(Temple Smith, 1985)

£4.50

   •

The War Machine - The Case Against The Arms Race

James Avery Joyce

(Hamlyn, 1981)

pbk £2.50

   •

Dubious Specter - A Skeptical Look at the Soviet Nuclear Threat

Fred M Kaplan

(Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC, USA, 1980)

pbk £2.00

   •

Verification - How Much is Enough?

Allan S Krass

(SIPRI / Taylor & Francis, 1985)

hbk £1.50

   •

Sense About Defence - The Report of the Labour Party Defence Study Group

(Quartet, 1977)

pbk £4.00

   •

Emergence - Dimensions of a New World Order

(Ed) Charles Lerche

(Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1991)

£4.95

   •

A Short Guide to Disarmament

Alan Litherland

(Housmans, on behalf of the National Peace Council and a group of its member organisations, 1982)

Though obviously dated, this (at the time very popular) pamphlet includes some ideas and arguments which are timeless.

pmphlt £5.00

   •

British Writing on Disarmament from 1914 to 1978 - a bibliography

Lorna Lloyd and Nicholas A Sims

(Frances Pinter, 1979)

pmphlt £8.00

   •

Disarmament - the Command of the Times

V Mamontov

(Progress Publishers, Moscow, USSR, 1979)

hbk £2.00

   •

Mine Action After Diana - Progress in the Struggle Against Landmines

Stuart Maslen

(Pluto Press, London, 2004)

Outlines the global threat that mines present, and tbe evolution of the mine action programme worldwide.

pbk £9.50

   •

Arms no More: Will humanity survive the coming century from global arms race and nuclear terror?

Vijay Mehta

(Arms Reduction Coalition, 2004)

pbk £3.50

   •

The United Nations and Its Future in the 21st Century

(Ed) Vijay Mehta

(Spokesman, for Action for UN Renewal, 2005)

pbk £10.00

   •

Bases and Battleships - An Introduction to Foreign Military Presence

John M Miller

(International Peace Bureau, Geneva, 1989)

£2.50

   •

From Hiroshima to the Hague: A guide to the World Court Project

Keith Mothersson

(International Peace Bureau, 1992)

£6.50

   •

The Arms Race - A Programme for World Disarmament

Philip Noel-Baker

(John Calder, London, 1960)

pbk £7.50

   •

The Way to World Disarmament - Now!

Philip Noel-Baker

(Union of Democratic Control, London, 1963)

pmphlt £2.00

   •

Semialignment and Western Security

(Ed) Nils Orvik

(Croom Helm, 1986)

hbk £7.95

   •

Peace and Disarmament - Academic Studies

(Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1980)

Contains a lot of useful historical information - albeit in an official context.

hbk £2.00

   •

Planetary Legion for Peace: Story of Their War and Our Peace 1940-2000

Romulus Rexner

(Veritas Foundation, 1987)

pbk £3.00

   •

Nations in Arms: The Theory and Practice of Territorial Defence - Studies in International Security 18

Adam Roberts

(Chatto & Windus, for IISS, 1976)

£7.50

   •

Lessons from Iraq: The UN must be reformed

David Roberts

(Action for UN Renewal, London, 2004)

pmphlt, £1.50

   •

Germany and Europe in Transition

(Eds) Adam Daniel Rotfeld and Walther Stutzle

(SIPRI / Oxford University Press, 1991)

hbk £5.00

   •

Peaceful Coexistence

Andrew Rothstein

(Penguin, 1955)

pbk £2.00

   •

Safe & Sound - Disarmament and Development in the 80s

Clyde Sanger

(Zed Press, 1982)

pbk £3.00

   •

The Name of the Chamber Was Peace

(Science for Peace / Samual Stevens & Company, Toronto, Canada, 1988)

(Zed Press, 1982)

A selection of the Science for Peace public lectures, and University College lectures in peace studies, Toronto, 1986.

pbk £3.00

   •

Military Inc - Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Ayesha Siddiqa

(Pluto Press, London, 2007)

The author shows how the power of the military has transformed Pakistani society. Does democracy have a future after the merging of the military and corporate sectors?

pbk £19.99

   •

Approaches to Disarmament - An Introductory Analysis

Nicholas A Sims

(Friends Peace & International Relations Committee, 1974)

pbk £2.00

   •

Anti-personnel Weapons

(SIPRI / Taylor & Francis, 1978)

£6.50

   •

Non-Military Options for Britain

Dan Smith

(Bradford University School of Peace Studies / Housmans, 1982)

No 6 in the Peace Studies Papers series.

pmphlt £3.00

   •

Prospectus for a Habitable Planet

(Eds) Dan Smith and EP Thompson

(Penguin, 1987)

pbk £3.00

   •

Prospectus for a Habitable Planet

(Eds) Dan Smith and EP Thompson

(Penguin, 1987)

Breaking up the Cold War - analysis, alternatives, and rethinking Europe.

pbk £3.00

   •

A Culture of Peace - Dream or Achievable Goal?

(Ed) Fred Starkey

(Pax Legalis / Institute of Law and Peace, 2001)

£4.00

   •

Sharpening International Sanctions - Toward a Stronger Role for the United Nations

John Stremlau

(Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1996)

£2.00

   •

Discounted Casualties - The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium

Akira Tashiro

(The Chugoku Shimbun, Hiroshima, Japan, 2001)

pbk £7.25

   •

Protest and Survive

(Eds) EP Thompson and Dan Smith

(Penguin Special, 1980)

pbk £3.50

   •

European Defence: Meeting the Strategic Challenge

Peter Truscott

(IPPR, 2000)

£2.50

   •

Regional Conference for the World Disarmament Campaign

(United Nations, New York, 1988)

pbk £2.50

   •

Regional Conference for the World Disarmament Campaign

(United Nations, New York, 1988)

Programme and proceedings of the March 1987 conference in Beijing, China.

pbk £2.50

   •

Symposium on Global Security for the Twenty-First Century

(United Nations, New York, 1987)

Proceedings of the symposium held in Florence, Italy, in December 1986.

£2.50

   •

The Blue Helmets: A Review of United Nations Peace-keeping

(United Nations, 1990)

£5.50

   •

The United Nations and Disarmament: 1945-1985

(United Nations, New York, 1985)

A definitive round-up of international progess and the lack of it.

pbk £2.00

   •

The United Nations versus the Arms Race

(UN Department of Public Information, New York, USA, 1980)

pbk £2.00

   •

Writ of Summons: Legal Proceedings on the Deployment of Cruise Missiles in the Netherlands

AHJ van den Biesen

(Ban the Cruise Missiles, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1986)

pbk £2.50

   •

The Disarmer's Handbook of military technology and organization

Andrew Wilson

(Penguin, 1983)

Much of the information in this guide is still relevant as homework for campaigners today.

pbk £2.50

   •

Sowing the Dragon's Teeth - Landmines and the Global Legacy of War

Philip C Winslow

(Beacon Press, Boston, USA, 1997)

hbk £16.99

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