Arms Trade And Economic Development / Edition 1

Arms Trade And Economic Development / Edition 1

by Jurgen Brauer, Paul Dunne
     
 

Countries that spend scarce resources to import arms from abroad often require arms sellers to "reinvest" part or all of the proceeds back into the arms-importing country. These so-called "arms trade offsets" are therefore thought to enhance domestic economic development. But does this process actually succeed?

This book examines the theory and policy applications

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Overview

Countries that spend scarce resources to import arms from abroad often require arms sellers to "reinvest" part or all of the proceeds back into the arms-importing country. These so-called "arms trade offsets" are therefore thought to enhance domestic economic development. But does this process actually succeed?

This book examines the theory and policy applications of arms trade offsets and looks at more than a dozen case studies drawn from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The chapters, based on original research and published here for the first time, are all written by top notch experts.

That an impressive, lucid and cohesive volume such as this will interest defense economists can be taken almost for granted. This book will also be a useful and enlightening read for those interested in international development economics, military studies and policy makers across the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415331067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Series:
Routledge Studies in Defence and Peace Economics Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1Do offsets mitigate or magnify the military burden?16
2Using procurement offsets as an economic development strategy30
3Mandatory defense offsets - conceptual foundations44
4Economic aspects of arms trade offsets54
5Arms trade as illiberal trade66
6Defense offsets : policy versus pragmatism89
7Comparing British and German offset strategies104
8Offsets and the joint strike fighter in the UK and the Netherlands117
9Nordic offset policies : changes and challenges137
10Evaluating defense offsets : the experience in Finland and Sweden149
11Offsets in Belgium : between Scylla and Charybdis?164
12The defense industry in Poland : an offsets-based revival?172
13Offsets and the development of the Brazilian arms industry187
14The Argentine defense industry : an evaluation205
15The role of offsets in Indian defense procurement policy217
16Offset policies and trends in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan233
17Offsets and defense industrialization in Indonesia and Singapore255
18Defense offsets in Australia and New Zealand271
19Defense industrial participation : the South Africa experience284
20Defense offsets and regional development in South Africa299

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