ERIC Number: ED142486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Disarmament Process: Where to Begin.
Johansen, Robert C.
The purpose of the essay is to stimulate action toward disarmament, defined as arms reductions to the lowest level possible without making internal law enforcement impossible. Intended as a guide for peace activists, the booklet identifies 13 issues that hold promise for leading toward a disarmed world: banning nuclear tests, tests of new missiles, proliferation of nuclear weapons, and incendiary and chemical weapons; limiting strategic arms, the use of nuclear weapons, international arms transfers, and military expenditures; initiating general and complete disarmament; and establishing nuclear weapon free zones, a transnational peace force and a United Nations Center for Analysis and Monitoring of Disarmament. Information presented for each issue includes definitions, a history of political and military action in connection with the issue, consequences of negative action, and proposals to accomplish the stated goal. Section II presents guidelines for assessing political desirability and feasibility of specific issues and for considering an issue's potential for education and mobilization. Section III identifies six proposals which offer the highest potential for action: reduce military budgets, a no-first-use pledge, comprehensive test bans, nuclear weapon free zones, general and complete disarmament, and the establishment of a transnational peace force. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Disarmament, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Government Role, International Law, International Relations, Military Science, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Political Issues, Treaties, War, World Affairs, World Problems
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for World Order, New York, NY.