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Symbols of mass destruction: nuclear symbolism in the United States

Grant number: 18/04455-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2018
Effective date (End): April 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Principal Investigator:Feliciano de Sá Guimarães
Grantee:Orion Siufi Noda
Host Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/11895-5 - Symbolism and the identity-behaviour nexus: symbolic perceptions of US nuclear history and the NPT, BE.EP.DR


Nuclear politics and weapons often draw security and military ideas to the mind. Nevertheless, there is still an entire shadowed area of study within the realm of nuclear politics and weapons due to its unorthodox nature: nuclear symbolism. Current scholarship fails to acknowledge the importance of nuclear symbolism for the field of international security and, more broadly, international relations. This research aims to shed light on the non-orthodox facet of nuclear politics and weapons, linking the concept of nuclear symbolism with that of nuclear identity and State behaviour, through a case study of the USA since the end of the second world war. (AU)

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NODA, ORION. wolf in sheep's clothing? The NPT and symbolic proliferatio. CONTEMPORARY SECURITY POLICY, v. 43, n. 1, SI, . (18/04455-6)
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NODA, Orion Siufi. Symbols of mass destruction: the bomb is what States make of It. 2023. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI) São Paulo.

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