Michal Smetana: Nuclear Deviance. Stigma Politics and the Rules of the Nonproliferation Game.

1. vydání. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, 312 stran, ISBN 978-3-030-24224-4.

  • Miroslav Tůma Institute of International Relations Prague, Centre for International Law, Czech Republic, tuma@iir.cz

Abstract

This book examines the linkage between deviance and norm change in international politics. It draws on an original theoretical perspective grounded in the sociology of deviance to study the violations of norms and rules in the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. As such, this project provides a unique conceptual framework and applies it to highly salient issues in the contemporary international security environment. The theoretical/conceptual chapters are accompanied by three extensive case studies: Iran, North Korea, and India. 

Author Biography

Miroslav Tůma, Institute of International Relations Prague, Centre for International Law, Czech Republic, tuma@iir.cz

Dr. Miroslav Tůma (colonel [retd]) graduated from the Military Communications School, Nove Mesto n. Váhom, and later from the Faculty of Law of Charles University, Prague. He served in various command and staff posts and took part in the UN peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Angola and Iraq. After ending his military career in December 1992, he was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. He worked there until his retirement in 2001, when he started to work as a senior research fellow of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague. He is the author of several publications dealing mainly with arms control, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, which were edited by the IIR and other institutes. He contributes to various periodicals, and lectures on arms control and disarmament at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague.

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