Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorÖzdamar, Özgüren_US
dc.contributor.authorReimold, Benjamin A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:02:14Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:02:14Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/16879
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of International Relations İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 197-219.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses role theory to investigate the motivations of national leaders considering the acquisition of nuclear weapons. The correlation between expressed roles and proliferation decisionmaking is examined in the cases of Brazil and India within the framework of a most similar systems design. The material and ideational sources of Brazilian and Indian national role conceptions are traced using a model developed by Marijke Breuning (2011). In the Brazilian case, the expressed national role conceptions are found to be inconsistent with acquisition of nuclear weaponry, whereas in the Indian case, nuclear explosives were seen as powerful symbols consistent with the role conceptions of national iv leaders. The insights yielded by role theory in these cases provide a valuable addition to the existing nonproliferation literature.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityReimold, Benjamin Aen_US
dc.format.extentx, 219 leaves, illustrationsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Proliferationen_US
dc.subjectRole Theoryen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Weaponsen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subject.lccJZ5665 .R45 2014en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear weapons--Government policy--Brazil.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear weapons--Government policy--India.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear nonproliferation--Brazil.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear nonproliferation--India.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRole playing--Political aspects.en_US
dc.titleAtomic ambitions : a role-theoretic analysis of Brazilian and Indian quests for nuclear capabilityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB148448


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record