Aldermaston and British Nuclear Weapons Development: Testing the `Zuckerman Thesis'

@article{Spinardi1997AldermastonAB,
  title={Aldermaston and British Nuclear Weapons Development: Testing the `Zuckerman Thesis'},
  author={Graham Spinardi},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={27},
  pages={547 - 582}
}
  • Graham Spinardi
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Social Studies of Science
  • This paper addresses the proposition put forward by Solly Zuckerman that the nuclear arms race has been driven by scientists and engineers. The history of British nuclear weapons developments is described with particular attention to both their changing organizational relationships and the fluctuating interface between the UK and the USA on the exchange of nuclear weapons assistance. The relationships between the nuclear weapons communities and their governments in the UK and USA are briefly… CONTINUE READING
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