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Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jean Krasno and Elisabeth Szeli
 Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
ISBN: 978-1-62637-924-4
$75.00
ISBN: 978-1-62637-937-4
$75.00
2021/189 pages

DESCRIPTION

Frustrated by the abrogation of promises by nuclear weapons states to disarm, countries that have foregone nuclear weapons joined forces with key members of civil society in efforts that culminated in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

How did this initiative succeed—in defiance of the major powers—in changing the discourse around nuclear weapons? What roles did the various actors play, and how did the language of the treaty evolve? Answering these questions, Jean Krasno and Elisabeth Szeli provide a deeply researched account of the TPNW campaign, the negotiations, and the ongoing challenges of ratification and implementation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jean Krasno is tenured lecturer and director of the MA Program in International Affairs at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York. Elisabeth Szeli is on the staff of the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management.

CONTENTS

  • The Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons.
  • Living on the Edge.
  • The Evolution of the Humanitarian Initiative.
  • Reframing the Nuclear Disarmament Discourse.
  • State and Society in Action.
  • The Negotiating Conference.
  • Strong Treaty Obligations, Weak Enforcement Mechanisms.
  • Working Toward Entry into Force.
  • The Treaty Enters into Force.