European Nuclear Nationalism: UK and French perspectives on nuclear disarmament

Benoit Pelopidas, Nick Ritchie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

1 Citation (Scopus)


France and the UK have had different approaches to the possibility of nuclear disarmament; these derive from the different post- Second World War national narratives in which the development of nuclear weapons has been embedded. This started from two different attitudes toward the NATO Alliance and its nuclear component, two different sets of lessons learned from the 1956 Suez crisis (Pelopidas 2015a), and it culminated in two different reactions to the increase in nuclear disarmament advocacy worldwide, which is the focus of this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Nuclear Disarmament.
Subtitle of host publicationStrategic, Political and Regional Perspectives
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-1138832725, 1138832723
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2015

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristolSecurityConflictAndJustice


  • Nuclear weapons
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Post-WWII History


Dive into the research topics of 'European Nuclear Nationalism: UK and French perspectives on nuclear disarmament'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this