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Author Krause, Keith.

Title Arms and the state : patterns of military production and trade / Keith Krause
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992


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Description xviii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 22
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 22
Contents Machine derived contents note: 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
Summary This book analyses the structure and motive forces that shape the global arms transfer and production system. The author distinguishes three tiers of arms producers, defined by such factors as defence production base, military research and development capabilities and dependence upon arms exports. These factors interact with underlying political, economic and military motivations to drive states to produce and export arms, and provide the force which directs the international trade in arms. The author discusses the United States and the Soviet Union, the European arms suppliers and the emerging arms producers of the developing world. Although it concentrates on the contemporary period, the book covers a wide historical span, from the development of military technologies in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to twentieth-century revolutions in weaponry. 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
Analysis Military equipment Production
Humans Biliary tract Diseases
Humans Liver Diseases
Military equipment Production
Notes Pbk. ed. published 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index
Subject Arms transfers.
Biliary tract -- Diseases.
Defense industries.
Liver -- Diseases.
Military assistance.
Biliary Tract Diseases.
Liver Diseases.
Author Prieto Valtueña, Jesús Ma.
Rodés, Joan.
Shafritz, D. A. (David A.)
LC no. 91005025
ISBN 0521394465
0521558662 (paperback)