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The diplomacy of resistance: power, hegemony and nuclear disarmament

Author(s): Nick Ritchie, Kjøv Egeland

In: Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol 30, No 2, 2018, pp. 121-141

This article explores the nexus of power and resistance in global nuclear politics to explain the aims and practices of the humanitarian movement (politically weak  in relation to the nuclear weapon states) that led to the TPNW. It argues that the movement’s coherence and effectiveness was fostered by a coalitional logic that allowed different ‘identities of resistance’ to be steered towards a treaty banning nuclear weapons within the UN’s institutional framework.