The Political Economy of NATO: Past, Present and into the 21st Century / Edition 1

The Political Economy of NATO: Past, Present and into the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Todd Sandler, Keith Hartley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521638801

ISBN-13: 9780521638807

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using simple economic methods while accounting for political and institutional factors, this book puts forward a political economy viewpoint of NATO's current status and its future prospects. A balanced picture of NATO is presented that is sensitive to the perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic. This is accomplished by accounting for the institutional features…  See more details below

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Using simple economic methods while accounting for political and institutional factors, this book puts forward a political economy viewpoint of NATO's current status and its future prospects. A balanced picture of NATO is presented that is sensitive to the perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic. This is accomplished by accounting for the institutional features and the philosophical aspects that distinguish government decision makers and the defense establishment in North America from their counterparts in Europe. A host of NATO policy concerns are addressed, including the optimal membership for the alliance, its role in peacekeeping missions worldwide, the appropriate methods for deterring terrorism, and proper procurement practices for the next generation of weapons. Additional topics concern defense burden sharing, arms trade, NATO's institutional structure, and NATO's role vis-a-vis other international organizations. Although the analysis is rigorous, the book is intended for a wide audience drawn from political science and economics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521638807
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Preface
1NATO at the crossroads: An introduction1
2NATO burden sharing and related issues22
3On NATO expansion58
4NATO and peacekeeping90
5NATO and the defense industrial base: EU and USA119
6NATO challenges on the horizon165
7NATO and Europe201
8NATO design223
9Conclusions and future scenarios249
References269
Author index283
Subject index286

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