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This volume focuses on the profound impact of defence spending on those local and regional economies that have become dependent upon defence contracts. Contributors discuss the historic role of defence expenditure, patterns of regional change, restructuring the military-industrial complex, the impact and transformation of regional economies and the question of defence spending as urban policy.
Table of Contents
Preface - Andrew KirbyThe Pentagon - Andrew Kirbyversusthe Cities?Development Theory and the Military Industrial Firm - Nancy EttlingerThe Pentagon and the Gunbelt - Peter Hall and Ann MarkusenLiving by the Sword and Dying by the Sword - Richard Barff Defense Spending and New England's Economy in Retrospect and ProspectMilitary Spending in Free Enterprise Cities - Robert E Parker and Joe Feagin The Military-Industrial Complex in Houston and Las VegasIndigenous Homelands and the Security Requirements of Western Nation States - Peter Armitage The Case of Innu Opposition to Military Flight Training in Eastern Quebec and LabradorThe Legacy of the Pentagon - Gerald Jacob The Myth of the Peace DividendEscaping the Conceptual Box - Marvin Waterstone and Andrew Kirby Ideological and Economic ConversionEpilogue - Marvin Waterstone The Pentagon, the Cites and Beyond