Military Economics: The Interaction of Power and Money / Edition 2

Military Economics: The Interaction of Power and Money / Edition 2

by R. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230337171

ISBN-13: 9780230337176

Pub. Date: 10/29/2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Military power needs to be financed and economic development is often shaped by military conflict, thus the interaction of military and economy, power and money is central to the modern world. This book provides an accessible introduction to the economics of the use of organized force, with a wide range of historical and current examples.

Overview

Military power needs to be financed and economic development is often shaped by military conflict, thus the interaction of military and economy, power and money is central to the modern world. This book provides an accessible introduction to the economics of the use of organized force, with a wide range of historical and current examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230337176
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Economics The Military Values Facts Theories Power and Money Producing Security Militarism Economic Concepts Uncertainty Economic-Security Interactions Security: Are we Safe? Individual Security National Security Global Security War Oil Arms Races and Arms Control Military Spending: How Much is Enough? Measures of Military Expenditure Motives for Arming Economic Functions of US Military Spending Hard Choices: UK and France An Arms Race: India and Pakistan Military Prices Military Balance Sheets Force Acquisition I, Demand: The Biggest Bang for a Buck? Labour Weapons Procurement Technology Force Acquisition II, Supply: The Merchants of Death? The Arms Industry Evolution of the Arms Trade Regulation Military Capability: How to Win? Force Employment Morale Logistics Peacekeeping Economic Choices: Swords or Plowshares? Budget Constraints Economic Effects Technological Spin-off Economic Warfare Understanding Military Economics Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, References, Index

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