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The Global Arms Trade

A handbook

Edited by: Andrew T. H. Tan

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781857434972
eBook ISBN: 9780203851456
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203851456
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Book description

The Global Arms Trade is written by a team of security experts drawn from around the world, analysing 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 assesses key issues of concern. The comprehensive and in-depth treatment of the subject establishes this volume as a standard reference on the subject.

It is divided sections which examine the demand for arms, the supply of arms and the key issues in the global arms trade.

  • Part 1: Introduction. Develops the general conceptual framework by providing and overview of the global arms trade
  • Part 2: Arms Modernization after the Cold War. Focuses on the demand for arms, in terms of defence spending, procurement and modernization
  • Part 3: The Arms Industry after the Cold War. Examines the supply of arms, and the evolution, development of the arms industry, as well as its problems and prospects
  • Part 4: Key Issues in the Global Arms Trade. Discusses the major issues arising from the arms trade phenomenon

The global arms trade is a major area of academic and governmental enquiry. With chapters looking at World regions such as Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as individual countries, this book will be of particular use and interest to scholars of international relations and security studies, policy analysts and defence professionals.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The global arms trade Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Defence spending and procurement trends in South-east Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Arms modernization in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Friends in need or comrades in arms Download PDF
Chapter  5:  India’s arms acquisition Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Japan’s arms procurement after the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Arming North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Arms modernization in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Iran’s defence spending and arms procurement Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Post-Cold War defence procurement in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Defence spending and procurement in post-Communist Russia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Arms modernization in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The global arms trade Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The global arms trade after the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Globalization revisited Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Defence industry restructuring and consolidation in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The US defence industry after the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The United Kingdom arms industry in a globalized world Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Defence industries in Israel Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The military industrial complex Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Defence spending and development Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Post-Cold War control of conventional arms Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Insurgencies and the impact on arms procurement Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Private military and security companies and the international trade in small arms and light weapons Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Future war Download PDF
Selected_Reading Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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