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This chapter will examine the strongest case for endogenous nuclear disarmament, South Africa, by establishing the historical background of the South African nuclear weapons programme, analysing the strategic impetus and decisional frameworks promoting nuclear weapons development and explaining the security-based realist, economic liberalist and social constructivist reasons for President de Klerk to decommission the clandestine nuclear arms programme in 1989. Hence, this chapter should provide a pre- and post-disarmament examination of the motivations driving South African nuclear arms policy along with relevant evidence buttressing the aforementioned tripartite theory framework.
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- South Africa as a Classic Nuclear Armament and Disarmament Exemplar
Liang Tuang Nah
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