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Arms and the State: Patterns of Military Production and Tradeby Keith Krause
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Placing the international arms trade in historical perspective, this study analyzes the underlying structure and dynamic forces that have shaped it, from the development of military technologies in the 15th and 16th centuries to the 20th-century revolutions in weaponry.
This book analyses the structure and motive forces that shape the global arms transfer and production system.
This book analyses the structure and motive forces that shape the global arms transfer and production system. By focusing on the processes of technological innovation and diffusion, the author shows the evolutionary nature of the spread of military technologies, and situates the current arms transfer system in a broad historical context.
Table of Contents
1. Motive forces in the evolution of the arms transfer and production system; 2. The emergence of a global arms transfer and production system; 3. From the Military Revolution to the Industrial Revolution; 4. An overview of the post-1945 global arms transfer system; 5. The dominance of first-tier producers and suppliers; 6. Second-tier producers and suppliers: the struggle to keep pace; 7. Dependent production and exports in the third tier; 8. The subordinate role of arms recipients.
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