Arms Industry Limited

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

EditorHerbert Wulf

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Arms Industry Limited is an empirical account of the size and structure of the world arms industry with special case studies of the United States, the former Soviet Union, Canada, countries in both Western and Central Europe, and countries in the less developed world and in the Asia-Pacificregion. The book describes the various strategies which arms producing companies have adopted in order to meet the challenges and commitments of the post-cold war world. Governments are in the process of restructuring national armed forces and revising military equipment procurement plans. Militarybudgets are tighter in many parts of the world, affecting national arms production and arms exports. The most common company strategies are to reduce the size of the firm and lay off employees, to mothball production facilities, to `transnationalize' firms, and to convert firms to non-military production. While there are counter-pressures to a decrease in the production and export of arms, in thefuture companies will probably have to reduce their production capacities and number of employees even further. The strong international pressure on governments to regulate arms exports, particularly since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, is also examined by the international group of experts who havecontributed the case studies in the volume.

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Arms Industry Limited is an empirical account of the size and structure of the world arms industry with special case studies of the United States, the former Soviet Union, Canada, countries in both Western and Central Europe, and countries in the less developed world and in the Asia-Pacificregion. The book describes the various strat...

Herbert Wulf is at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:434 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198291647

ISBN - 13:9780198291640

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`Well researched book ... Of particular interest to the Indian readers, is the present problems in earstwhile USSR, Australia, and Turkey, the countries on which we have little information. The book contains valuable information on industries in these countries.'USI Journal