Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

The Creation of a Nuclear-Free New Zealand

Back from the Brink is a history of New Zealand policy on nuclear power and the growth of the anti-nuclear movement, culminating in the 1984 Labour Government's 'No Nukes' policy.

Kevin Clements, a sociology lecturer and peace activist, provides a thorough, meticulously researched examination of the implications of New Zealand's stance. Tracing the history of the country's involvement in the nuclear arms race, he thoughtfully analyses the questions facing New Zealand in an age dominated by nuclear power.

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Table of contents


1. Introduction

2. The Nuclear Challenge

3. The Continuing Nuclear Challenge

4. The New Zealand Peace Movement: From Pacifism to Anti-Nuclearism

5. The Fourth Labour Government and Anti-Nuclear Politics

6. Defence Enquiries, Reviews and Consequences 1985–87

7. An Agenda for the Future


Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2015
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9780868615158
ISTC: A0220120000210A0
DOI: 10.7810/9780868615158

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