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The Economics of Defence Policy : A New Perspective - Keith Hartley

The Economics of Defence Policy

A New Perspective

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780415271325
Number Of Pages: 296

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Defence policy is of continuing interest and concern to all nations. There are armed conflicts and new threats. Difficult choices cannot be avoided. This book has three aims. First, to identify the typical questions raised by economists when studying defence policy. Second, to show how simple economic analysis can be used to answer these questions and contribute to our understanding of defence issues. Third, to provide a critical evaluation of defence policy.

List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Economics and defence policy: an overviewp. 1
How do economists analyse defence?p. 14
The case for defencep. 30
Defence budgetsp. 48
The determinants of defence expenditurep. 63
Economics, politics and public choice analysisp. 83
Equipment procurement policyp. 95
NATO and equipment standardisationp. 116
The European Union: defence markets and industriesp. 132
The European Defence Technological and Industrial Basep. 147
Evaluating international collaborative projectsp. 168
The UK defence industrial basep. 183
Personnel policyp. 216
Economics of military outsourcingp. 233
Economics of the new security environment: terrorism, conflict, disarmament and peacep. 251
Conclusionp. 267
Questionsp. 273
Notesp. 274
Referencesp. 278
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780415271325
ISBN-10: 0415271320
Series: Routledge Studies in Defence and Peace Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1