AUTHORMarkey, Edward J.
TITLENuclear Peril: The Politics of Proliferation
PUBLISHERBallinger Pub. Co.
CITYCambridge, England
DATE PUBLISHED1982
ISBN0-88410-892-9


This book is a first hand account by Congressman Edward J. Markey of his work to phase out the domestic use of nuclear power in the United States and his efforts to promote nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. Markey's primary objection to nuclear power plants is that they can be used to create nuclear weapons, and thus contribute to global nuclear weapons proliferation. The book highlights Markey’s involvement as a leader in the Congressional battle to block the Carter Administration’s efforts to ship enriched uranium to India after that country was found to be in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act. The book also discusses the Reagan administration's policies. Markey’s account offers a fascinating inside view of the political and institutional factors involved in Congressional policymaking at the intersection of foreign relations and nuclear issues. The book has an appendix containing relevant legislation and a selected bibliography. It was written with the assistance of Douglas C. Waller.


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