A Winter of Discontent: The Nuclear Freeze and American by David Meyer

By David Meyer

The nuclear freeze circulation grew extra fast than even the main positive activists idea attainable, as huge numbers of american citizens grew to become confident that there has been whatever mistaken with usa safety coverage and they might cope with it. This research offers the 1st entire heritage of the nuclear freeze stream, forthcoming it from 3 specific views. adjustments within the politics and coverage of nuclear guns created a chance for a dissident flow. Intermediating forces in American politics inspired the placement. The efforts of activists and companies to construct a protest stream and their interplay with American political associations give you the 3rd standpoint. A wintry weather of Discontent addresses either the large spectrum of flow job and the political context surrounding it.

The textual content explores the problem of the nuclear freeze circulate to the content material of usa nationwide safeguard coverage and the coverage making technique. via interpreting the freeze, a theoretical framework for knowing the origins, improvement and strength political impression of alternative protest routine within the usa could be built. The publication additionally strives to combine research of peace events into an realizing of the coverage context during which they emerge. This quantity is vital for classes in social routine, strategic coverage, American politics and political sociology. Antinuclear freeze activists and scholars of peace stories also will locate this paintings invaluable.

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