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Arms Trade and Economic Development : Theory, Policy and Cases in Arms Trade Offsets - Jurgen Brauer

Arms Trade and Economic Development

Theory, Policy and Cases in Arms Trade Offsets

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 2004
ISBN: 9780415331067
Number Of Pages: 352

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Countries that spend scarce resources to import arms from abroad often require arms sellers to 'reinvest' part or all of the proceeds back into the arms-importing country. These so-called 'arms trade offsets' are therefore thought to enhance domestic economic development. But does this process actually succeed?
This book examines the theory and policy applications of arms trade offsets and looks at more than a dozen case studies drawn from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The chapters, based on original research and published here for the first time, are all written by leading experts.
That an impressive, lucid and cohesive volume such as this will interest defence economists can be taken almost for granted. The book will also be a useful and enlightening read for those interested in international development economics, military studies and policy-makers across the globe.

Figures and tablesp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Theory and Policyp. 15
Do offsets mitigate or magnify the military burden?p. 16
Using procurement offsets as an economic development strategyp. 30
Mandatory defense offsets - conceptual foundationsp. 44
Economic aspects of arms trade offsetsp. 54
Arms trade as illiberal tradep. 66
Defense offsets: policy versus pragmatismp. 89
Casesp. 103
Comparing British and German offset strategiesp. 104
Offsets and the Joint Strike Fighter in the UK and the Netherlandsp. 117
Nordic offset policies: changes and challengesp. 137
Evaluating defense offsets: the experience in Finland and Swedenp. 149
Offsets in Belgium: between Scylla and Charybdis?p. 164
The defense industry in Poland: an offsets-based revival?p. 172
Offsets and the development of the Brazilian arms industryp. 187
The Argentine defense industry: an evaluationp. 205
The role of offsets in Indian defense procurement policyp. 217
Offset policies and trends in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwanp. 233
Offsets and defense industrialization in Indonesia and Singaporep. 255
Defense offsets in Australia and New Zealandp. 271
Defense industrial participation: The South African experiencep. 284
Defense offsets and regional development in South Africap. 299
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780415331067
ISBN-10: 0415331064
Series: Routledge Studies in Defence and Peace Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.7  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1