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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Dumas, Lloyd J.
Making Peace Possible : The Promise of Economic Conversion.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lloyd J Dumas; Marek Thee
|Notes:||5. The political response to conversion obstacles: building economic development coalitions.
|Description:||1 online resource (328 pages)|
|Contents:||Front Cover; Making Peace Possible: The Promise of Economic Conversion; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Conversion: The Idea Whose Time Has Come; Part I: Economic Conversion for Disarmament and Development; Chapter 1. Economic Conversion: The Critical Link; 1. Costs of the arms race; 2. Arms and the economy; 3. The changing nature of the conversion problem; 4. Conversion and macroeconomic policy; 5. Conversion as a critical link; 6. Varied thought and analysis; 7. The choice between life and death; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 2. International Experience of Conversion. 1. The post-World War II experience2. Lessons from the past; Chapter 3. Economic Conversion as a Set of Organizing Ideas; 1. The arms race perspective; 2. Confronting the prevailing political economy; 3. Goals, organizing strategy, vision and forms of action; 4. Delegitimizing the militarized economy; 5. Three major organizing ideas; 6. Remaking the military-industrial system; 7. Between idealism and realism; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 4. Conversion to a Peaceful Economy: Criteria, Objectives, and Constituencies; 1. Meaning of a peaceful economy; 2. The industrial system and the military. 3. The role of technology4. Conflict mechanisms; 5. Constituencies; 6. A powerful instrument of social change; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 5. Swords into Ploughshares: The Quest for Peace and Human Development; 1. Conversion, the economy and society; 2. The case of Western Europe; 3. The wider perspective; 4. Challenge and opportunity; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Part II: Economic Conversion in the United States; Chapter 6. Arms Exports: The Stop-gap Alternative to Pentagon Contracts?; 1. Excess production and weapon exports; 2. US military aircraft production and exports since 1944. 3. Some case studies4. Conclusion; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 7. Swords and Sheepskins: Militarization of Higher Education in the United States and Prospects of its Conversion; 1. Introduction: the military and academia; 2. The case of the natural and physical sciences; 3. The case of international affairs studies; 4. Strategies for conversion; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 8. Facing the Second Generation of the Nuclear Weapons Complex: Renewal of the Nuclear Production Base or Economic Conversion?; 1. Nuclear disarmament and economic conversion. 2. An overview of the nuclear weapons production complex3. Historical determinants of production levels; 4. Economic conversion studies of the nuclear weapons production complex; 5. Conclusion; NOTES AND REFERENCES; Chapter 9. Converting the Military Economy Through the Local State: Local Conversion Prospects in Massachusetts; 1. Local conversion initiatives; 2. Obstacles to state action I: the Massachusetts military economy; 3. Obstacles to state action II: military and corporate barriers to economic reconstruction; 4. Conversion and the Quincy shipyards.|