Refashioning Australia's Nuclear Bargain? The Challenges of Changing Strategic, Regime and Market Environments

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Title Refashioning Australia's Nuclear Bargain? The Challenges of Changing Strategic, Regime and Market Environments
Author Clarke, Michael Edmund
Journal Name The Nonproliferation Review
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article explores the challenges that Australia faces in reconciling its commitments to nonproliferation and uranium exports during a time when the international nuclear nonproliferation regime is under major stress and the world uranium market is bullish. The “grand bargain” that has framed Australian participation in the nonproliferation regime and the nuclear fuel market since the 1970s was only tenable in an era of stagnant uranium demand and a stable nuclear balance. However, contemporary nuclear proliferation dynamics and the revival of interest in nuclear energy have accentuated the incompatibility between Australia's commitment to nonproliferation and the desire to profit from uranium exports. The contemporary international strategic environment, international nonproliferation regime, and nuclear energy market are characterized by developments that not only undermine the basis of Australia's grand bargain, but also present challenges and opportunities for the refashioning of Australian policy.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a794005889~db=all~order=page
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10736700802117338
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Monterey Institute of International Studies, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. This is an electronic version of an article published in The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 15(2), 2008, pp. 311-334. The Nonproliferation Review is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 15
Issue Number 2
Page from 311
Page to 334
ISSN 1073-6700
Date Accessioned 2008-06-27
Date Available 2011-11-08T07:58:51Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/20250
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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