Patterns of Military Production and Trade

Author: Keith Krause

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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This book analyzes the underlying structure and dynamic forces that have shaped the international trade in arms from the development of military technologies in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to the twentieth-century revolutions in weaponry. The author discusses the political, economic and military motivations that drive states to produce and export arms, and examines the different ways in which states respond to these motivations. By focusing on the processes of technological innovation and diffusion he is able to sketch an evolutionary picture of the diffusion of new military technology, and place the current arms trade in historical perspective.
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Anglo-Swiss Relations 1945-1958

Author: Marco Wyss

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004234411

Category: History

Page: 406

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Marco Wyss examines the extensive Anglo-Swiss armaments relationship between 1945 and 1958 in light of their bilateral relations, and thereby assesses the role of arms transfers, neutrality and Britain, as well as the two countries' relationship during the Cold War.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

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International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons

Author: Ulrich Krotz

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199759936

Category: History

Page: 251

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Ulrich Krotz's 'Flying Tiger' takes a relatively obscure episode - the joint Franco-German production of a very expensive military helicopter, the Tiger helicopter - to make a groundbreaking theoretical contribution to international relations scholarship.
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The Strategic Causes of Proliferation

Author: Alexandre Debs,Nuno P. Monteiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108107737

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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When do states acquire nuclear weapons? Overturning a decade of scholarship focusing on other factors, Debs and Monteiro show in Nuclear Politics that proliferation is driven by security concerns. Proliferation occurs only when a state has both the willingness and opportunity to build the bomb. A state has the willingness to nuclearize when it faces a serious security threat without the support of a reliable ally. It has the opportunity when its conventional forces or allied protection are sufficient to deter preventive attacks. This explains why so few countries have developed nuclear weapons. Unthreatened or protected states do not want them; weak and unprotected ones cannot get them. This powerful theory combined with extensive historical research on the nuclear trajectory of sixteen countries will make Nuclear Politics a standard reference in international security studies, informing scholarly and policy debates on nuclear proliferation - and US non-proliferation efforts - for decades to come.
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Author: Deborah D. Avant,Martha Finnemore,Susan K. Sell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139488430

Category: Political Science

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Academics and policymakers frequently discuss global governance but they treat governance as a structure or process, rarely considering who actually does the governing. This volume focuses on the agents of global governance: 'global governors'. The global policy arena is filled with a wide variety of actors such as international organizations, corporations, professional associations, and advocacy groups, all seeking to 'govern' activity surrounding their issues of concern. Who Governs the Globe? lays out a theoretical framework for understanding and investigating governors in world politics. It then applies this framework to various governors and policy arenas, including arms control, human rights, economic development, and global education. Edited by three of the world's leading international relations scholars, this is an important contribution that will be useful for courses, as well as for researchers in international studies and international organizations.
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Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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Beyond the Great Wall and the Long March

Author: Andrew Scobell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521525855

Category: History

Page: 299

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This 2003 book examines China's militarism, concluding that today's leaders may use force more readily than their predecessors.
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A Handbook

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136969535

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assess key issues of concern. This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally interested in the arms trade.
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International Organization Bibliography and Resources

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: 9783110230345

Category: Political Science

Page: 694

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Yearbook of International Organizations is the most comprehensive reference resource and provides current details of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Collected and documented by the Union of International Associations (UIA), detailed information on international organizations worldwide can be found here. Besides historical and organizational information, details on activities, events or publications, contact details, biographies of the leading individuals as well as the presentation of networks of organizations are included.
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Author: Melvyn P. Leffler,Odd Arne Westad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521837197

Category: History

Page: 643

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This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War in the first comprehensive historical reexamination of the period. A team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period.
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NGOS, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order

Author: Anna Stavrianakis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Taking Aim at the Arms Trade takes a critical look at the ways in which NGOs portray the arms trade as a problem of international politics and the strategies they use to effect change. While NGOs have been pivotal in bringing the suffering caused by the arms trade to public attention and documenting its negative impacts on human rights, conflict, security and development around the world, their overall activity has the perverse effect of justifying the status quo in the arms trade. They unintentionally contribute to the generation of consent for a hierarchical and asymmetrical world military order, facilitating intervention in the global South based on liberal understandings of the arms trade and associated issues of conflict, development and human rights. As a consequence, their actions contribute to the construction of the South as a site of Northern benevolence and intervention, a stark contrast to NGOs' self-image and widespread reputation as progressive actors. In exposing the contradictions inherent in NGOs engagement with the arms trade, Stavrianakis argues forcefully for a change of approach that can avoid such damaging outcomes.
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