Nuclear War in the Rivalry Phase of the Modern World-System

@article{Denemark2018NuclearWI,
  title={Nuclear War in the Rivalry Phase of the Modern World-System},
  author={Robert A. Denemark},
  journal={Journal of World-Systems Research},
  year={2018}
}
  • R. Denemark
  • Published 14 August 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of World-Systems Research
Large-scale war is a world-system phenomenon of the rivalry phase. Such conflicts have once again become a concern, and nuclear weapons make these prospects especially dangerous. This is particularly problematic since several world-systems perspectives suggest the chances for war will be greatest in the period from 2030 to 2050. I review the logic of rivalry, the reasons for the endurance of nuclear weapons, old and new nuclear strategies, and the processes that may pose the greatest… 
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