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A Nuclear Jihad: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Non-state Violence in the India-Pakistan Conflict

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
J. Ryne Danielson (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
George Ehrhardt

Abstract: Nuclear weapons have been studied extensively in the literature, but seldom with a focus on their effects vis a vis non-state actors and levels of non-state violence. This paper proposes a systematic way to study just this, using the comparative method and a most-similar research design to uncover the role nuclear weapons have played in the India-Pakistan conflict. This study divides the conflict into three separate cases for cross-comparison: 1948-74, 1975-85, and 1986-2007. When rates of non-state violence are compared across the cases it becomes clear that nuclear weapons have precipitated a drastic rise in levels of non-state violence.

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Thesis
Danielson, J.R. (2012). A Nuclear Jihad: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Non-state Violence in the India-Pakistan Conflict. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
India, Pakistan, Nuclear Weapons, Non-state Violence, Terrorism