Nuclear Stability in the Korean Peninsula

Chelina Cecilie Hansen & Christian Søderberg

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt

Abstrakt

Nuclear weapons entered the arena of International Politics in May 1945 and have ever since been a subject of intense debate. In their book "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons" (2007), the two renowned scholars of Political Science, adjunct professor Kenneth N. Waltz and professor Scott D. Sagan debate the likely consequences of nuclear proliferation. Inspired by the theories and arguments presented by Waltz and Sagan, this project intends to examine how a nuclear-armed North Korea will affect regional and global stability. This study seeks to test Waltz theory of nuclear deterrence and Sagan´s core arguments which are rooted in Organizational Theory, against existing empirical data in an attempt to falsify one if possible. Our aim is to identify the best fitting theory to understand why North Korea has acquired nuclear weapons and how such an acquisition will affect global and regional stability.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2018
Antal sider38
VejledereMichael Friederich Kluth

Emneord

  • Nord Korea
  • Nuclear
  • Deterrence
  • Organization Theory