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Reflections on NMD and identity

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780719074707
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701331 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0008
Reflections on NMD and identity

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This chapter identifies some possible future NMD practices, and provides suggestions about the analytical approaches to the emerging strategies that are closely related to NMD. It also discusses the policy of pre-emption, one strategic phenomenon in US thinking of security ‘post-9/11’, which talks about the re-assembly of a foreign policy practice. The chapter ends with a discussion of a proposed intervention to the existing NMD debate that provides a perspective outside the positivist logic of investigation.

Keywords: future NMD practices; analytical approaches; pre-emption policy; post-9/11; foreign policy practice; NMD debate; positivist logic

Chapter.  5504 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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