Embargo Disimplemented: South Africas Military Industry

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

bySigne Landgren

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This study of South African weapon programmes and imports of arms, components, and technology describes how a desperate buyer and eager suppliers have bent or pre-empted embargo rules. The author explains the role of multinational corporations and South African investments abroad in theprocess of `disimplementation' and reveals the parts played by France, West Germany, Israel, Italy, the UK, and the USA as sources of military technology. She provides useful reference information for those studying the theory of arms embargoes or with a special interest in the build-up of theSouth African military industry. Although South Africa has acquired knowledge which allows it a degree of self-sufficiency, the author highlights the areas of its military industry which remain vulnerable.

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This study of South African weapon programmes and imports of arms, components, and technology describes how a desperate buyer and eager suppliers have bent or pre-empted embargo rules. The author explains the role of multinational corporations and South African investments abroad in theprocess of `disimplementation' and reveals the pa...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198291272

ISBN - 13:9780198291275

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'Signe Landgren provides a detailed and objective account of how South Africa survived the international arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council in 1963.'Martin Bailey, The Observer, International Affairs, Vol.67, No.1, January 1991