Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today

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Wolfram Elsner (Ed.)

Economic Analyses and Civilian Alternatives

ISBN 978-3-8258-0045-1
Band-Nr. 13
Jahr 2007
Seiten 288
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After the end of the Cold War, the world has experienced a more mono-polar
power structure. In contrast to promises of a peaceful `one‘ world, this
seems not to have provided more international justice and security, nor
reduced international conflict. Defense-related issues, long given minor
attention in economics, have surfaced rather as a central mechanism in the
current stage of globalization. Increase in military expenditures, the
multiplication of wars, new generations of sophisticated weapons, and
increased interest for defense stocks at the financial markets, indicate
that a new type of relation between defense and economy has set in. The
papers presented here investigate on what economics has to say on
conflict, war, and terrorism today, a selection of sophisticated economic
analyses of the theoretical and applied industrial, macroeconomic,
fiscal-policy, financial market, regional, and alternative policies
dimensions. Here, modern economics has a considerable and critical
contribution to make.

Dr. Wolfram Elsner is Full Professor of Economics,
Structural Research and Economic Policy, in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Studies, Institute for Institutional and Socio-Economics (iiso),
at the University of Bremen, Germany. He was head of the Planning
Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Bremen,
Director of the Bremen State Economic Research Institute, and Bremen State
Official for Industrial Defense Conversion, 1989 – 2001. He has been the
chair of the German chapter of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction
(ECAAR) since 2003 and is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several
international journals, including the Economics of Peace and Security
Journal (EPSJ). He has organized the Joint Seminars of the European
Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and ECAAR/EPS
(Economists for Peace and Security).