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How states pay for wars

Author: Rosella Cappella Zielinski
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
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Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the broader story of victory and defeat. Military power stems from an economic base, and without wealth, soldiers cannot be paid, weapons cannot be procured, and food cannot be bought. War finance is among the most consequential decisions any state makes: how a state finances a war affects not only its success on the battlefield but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Cappella Zielinski, Rosella.
How states pay for wars.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016003676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosella Cappella Zielinski
ISBN: 9781501705960 1501705962
OCLC Number: 1065714409
Language Note: En anglais.
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2017 Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award (International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: HOW STATES PAY FOR WARS; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Making Money, Making War; 1. How States Pay for Wars; 2. Truman and the Korean War; 3. Johnson and the Vietnam War; 4. Britain and Currency Reserves during World War II and the Crimean War; 5. Taxation and Currency Reserves during the Russo-Japanese War; 6. Confronting the Costs of War, 1823-2003; Conclusion: Long War Finance in Perspective; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Rosella Cappella Zielinski.


In How States Pay for Wars, Rosella Cappella Zielinski clarifies several critical dynamics lying at the nexus of financial and military policy.  Read more...


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"A promising first book... that addresses a significant gap in the market and should find its way onto reading lists for advanced undergraduate and graduate students." -- Mark Harrison * Governance *

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