The Economics of Defence Spending: An International Survey

The Economics of Defence Spending: An International Survey

by Keith Harley, Todd Sandler

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A comparative study of the economics of defense spending in a variety of countries, including the western powers, the Soviet Union, Israel, Japan, and developing countries in the Indian subcontinent and South America. The 11 essays discuss the various factors and variables that influence a government's defense spending, exploring the differences in perceived threat and the willingness and ability to pay (i.e. collect taxes) that lead to maintaining independence or neutrality, joining military alliances, developing nuclear weapons, relying on volunteer forces, or other options. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Taylor & Francis, Inc.
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8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
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18 Years

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