ERIC Number: ED255429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Nuclear Arms and National Security. 1983 National Issues Forum.
Melville, Keith, Ed.
Appropriate for secondary school social studies, this booklet outlines approaches for dealing with the threat of nuclear warfare in six sections. The first section, "Learning to Live with Nuclear Weapons," introduces the topic and considers what can be done to decrease the risk of nuclear warfare without jeopardizing the nation's security. "Arms Control" discusses the importance of the negotiation process. "Peace through Strength" stresses the need to display military strength to deal with the threat from the Soviet Union. "Freezing the Arms Race" advocates a bilateral freeze on the production and deployment of nuclear weapons while "Unilateral Reductions" argues that nuclear weapons are a threat in and of themselves. The sixth section, "Complex Issues, Hard Choices," concludes the booklet by stressing the need for citizen participation. Two self-administered questionnaires intended for completion before and after participating in a public forum or reading the booklet are included as well as a list of recommended readings. (IS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Decision Making, Disarmament, Federal Government, National Security, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Problems
Order Dept., Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For other National Issues Forum publications, see ED 238 563 and SO 016 315-319.