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Making Peace Possible : the Promise of Economic Conversion.

Author: Lloyd J Dumas; Marek Thee
Publisher: Oxford : Pergamon Press, 1989.
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In Making Peace Possible, the editors have presented a range of papers which focus on the theory and practice of economic conversion of military-oriented industry to civilian use. The book brings together a wealth of information from academic research and from case studies undertaken by individual countries and by the United Nations. Covering such diverse topics as the relationship between the level of armament  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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
ISBN: 9781483299280 1483299287
OCLC Number: 898101578
Notes: 5. The political response to conversion obstacles: building economic development coalitions.
Includes index.
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.

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In Making Peace Possible, the editors have presented a range of papers which focus on the theory and practice of economic conversion of military-oriented industry to civilian use. The book brings together a wealth of information from academic research and from case studies undertaken by individual countries and by the United Nations. Covering such diverse topics as the relationship between the level of armament expenditure in the industrialized countries and economic aid to less developed countries, the economic impact of ever-increasing expenditure on arms, and the theory and practical exper.

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