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dc.contributor.advisorGüner, Serdaren_US
dc.contributor.authorAkan, Didemen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T11:09:05Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T11:09:05Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29928
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the reasons why did India not become a party to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Realism and critical constructivism are chosen as the two theories to examine the constant factors leading to the Indian decision. First, Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is analyzed. Second, premises of offensive and defensive and neoclassical realism and their explanations of the Indian decision are highlighted and compared. Third, critical constructivist examination of the Indian decision is conducted mostly based on Jutta Weldes’ arguments. Last, the explanations of three variants of realism and critical constructivism on India’s decision are compared. It is concluded that realist variants explain the continuity of Indian decision as not joining the NPT mostly because of material elements, however, critical constructivists also show social, cultural and historical constructions behind the scene as important factors and try to point out to the internal dynamics that play a role in the representational practices.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAkan, Didemen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 95 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subjectThe Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)en_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Weaponsen_US
dc.subjectOffensive Realismen_US
dc.subjectDefensive Realismen_US
dc.subjectNeoclassical Realismen_US
dc.subjectCritical Constructivismen_US
dc.subject.lccKZ5670 .A43 2006en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear nonproliferation.en_US
dc.titleWhy did India not sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty? An analysis from realist and critical constructivist perspectivesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB100014


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