Recent experimental survey work investigating the strength of the nuclear taboo has led to questions about whether this normative prohibition still reduces the likelihood of nuclear use. In this presentation, Maria Rost Rublee discusses how the logic of affect shapes nuclear use decisions, and why limitations in experimental survey research—particularly if that research does not incorporate the logic of affect—may provide results that are unlikely to reflect real-world opinions about nuclear use.
Speakers and Presenters
Maria Rost Rublee, Associate Professor of International Relations at Monash University
Project on Managing the Atom