What (really) makes a country nuclear? Insights from nonnuclear Southeast Asia

  title={What (really) makes a country nuclear? Insights from nonnuclear Southeast Asia},
  author={Itty Abraham},
  journal={Critical Studies on Security},
  pages={24 - 41}
  • Itty Abraham
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Critical Studies on Security
Beginning with the question ‘what makes a country nuclear?’, this article goes on to argue that nuclearity is produced by the powerful formulations of a ‘totalitarian’ nuclear discourse. To break out of this conceptual box, I explore the nuclear histories of two seemingly nonnuclear countries, Thailand and Philippines, adopting a genealogical approach to the study of nuclear power. Paying close attention to the ‘insurrection of subjugated knowledges’ permits breaking down the boundaries between… Expand
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