Nuclear Deviance

Stigma Politics and the Rules of the Nonproliferation Game

  • Michal┬áSmetana

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michal Smetana
    Pages 1-27
  3. Michal Smetana
    Pages 91-129
  4. Michal Smetana
    Pages 131-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-312

About this book


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. 

Michal Smetana is Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and Coordinator of the newly-established Peace Research Center Prague, Czech Republic.


nuclear non-proliferation regime nuclear weapons Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Iran North Korea India conflict studies military and defence IR theory Middle Eastern politics security studies security treaties rule-based nuclear order global treaty nonproliferation nuclear tests international order nuclear politics nuclear protocol stigma of deviance

Authors and affiliations

  • Michal┬áSmetana
    • 1
  1. 1.Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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