The Economics of War / Edition 1

The Economics of War / Edition 1

by Paul Poast
     
 

ISBN-10: 007313399X

ISBN-13: 9780073133997

Pub. Date: 05/04/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

With the costs of war dominating our economic news and discussions, Paul Poast’s new text is a needed, relevant and thought-provoking new offering. Written in an extremely accessible manner, the book is an interesting addition to a course at any level. The book’s low price makes it a perfect complement to a Principles text, a Social Issues book, or any

Overview

With the costs of war dominating our economic news and discussions, Paul Poast’s new text is a needed, relevant and thought-provoking new offering. Written in an extremely accessible manner, the book is an interesting addition to a course at any level. The book’s low price makes it a perfect complement to a Principles text, a Social Issues book, or any upper-level course on war or international security into which an instructor would like to add some economic data or theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073133997
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/04/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents


UNIT I: The Economic Impact of War
Chapter 1: The War Economy in Theory
1.1
Introduction
1.2
The Iron Law of War
1.3
Four Point Scheme for Evaluating the Economic Effects of War
1.4
Key Points
Chapter 2: The War Economy in Reality: Case Studies of Major Wars
2.1
Introduction
2.2
Cases That Support the Iron Law of War (World War I, World War Ii, and Korea)
2.3
Cases That Do Not Support the Iron Law of War (Vietnam, 1991 Persian Gulf, and Iraq)
2.4
Key Points
UNIT II: Modern Military Economics
Chapter 3: Defense Spending and the Economy
3.1
Introduction
3.2
U.S. Military Expenditures
3.3
U.S. Military Expenditures and Macroeconomic Performance
3.4
Global Military Expenditures
3.5
Exploring the Causes of Militarization
3.6
Key Points
Chapter 4: Military Labor
4.1
Introduction
4.2
Comparing Military Manpower
4.3
All Volunteer Force (AVF) v. Conscription
4.4
Case Study: The Vietnam Transition from Conscription to an AVF
4.5
U.S. Military Compensation: Is It Enough?
4.6
Private Military Forces/Companies (PMF/PMC)
4.7
Key Points
Chapter 5: Weapons Procurement
5.1
Introduction
5.2
Overview of the Arms Market
5.3
The Domestic Weapons Market
5.4
The Global Weapons Market
5.5
Case Study: The Joint Strike Fighter
5.6
Key Points
UNIT III: The Economics of Modern Security Threats
Chapter 6: Civil Conflicts in the Developing World
6.1
Introduction
6.2
Economic Consequences of Civil Wars
6.3
Economic Causes of Civil Wars
6.4
Case Studiesof Conflict And Underdevelopment in Africa
6.5
Peace Operations: An Economically Inefficient Response?
6.6
Key Points
Chapter 7: Terrorism
7.1
Introduction
7.2
Definition of Terrorism
7.3
Incidents and Trends in International Terrorism
7.4
Is Terrorism Rational?
7.5
Terrorist Financing
7.6
Economic Impact of Terrorism
7.7
Key Points
Chapter 8: Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation
8.1
Introduction
8.2
Overview of Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Weapons
8.3
Basics of Constructing Nuclear Weapons Material
8.4
Demand for Nuclear Weapons
8.5
Supply of Nuclear Weapons
8.6
Treaties: An Effective Response?
8.7
Key Points

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