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The Making of Arms in South Africa

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  • J Paul Dunne

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    (University of the West of England)

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The article presents a history of South Africa's arms industry. It charts the creation of Armscor, the post-apartheid breaking up of its procurement and production roles to form the current arms producer, Denel, and the even more recent restructuring of the industry. It is a story that shows the continuing legacy of apartheid, underlining the strength of the vested interests that make up the country's military-industrial complex, and highlights the important influence international arms producers can have. The article raises concerns over the structure and governance of the industry and over an arms offset deal associated with the most recently signed major arms acquisition package, and traces the dangers that are present for any small country that becomes embroiled in the international arms market.

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Article provided by Economists for Peace and Security (UK) in its journal Economics of Peace and Security Journal.

Volume (Year): 1 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 40-48

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Handle: RePEc:uwe:journl:v:1:y:2006:i:1:p:40-48

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  1. J. Paul Dunne & Sam Perlo-Freeman & Aylin Soydan, 2004. "Military expenditure and debt in South America," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(2), pages 173-187.
  2. Paul Dunne & Sam Perlo-Freeman & Aylin Soydan, 2004. "Military expenditure and debt in small industrialised economies: A panel analysis," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(2), pages 125-132.
  3. Paul Dunne & Richard Haines, 2005. "Transformation or Stagnation? The South African Defence Industry in the early 21st Century," Working Papers 0514, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  4. Jurgen Brauer & J Paul Dunne, 2005. "Arms Trade Offsets and Development," Working Papers 0504, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  5. Goodness C. Aye & Mehmet Balcilar & John P. Dunne & Rangan Gupta & Renee van Eyden, 2013. "Military Expenditure, Economic Growth and Structural Instability: A Case Study of South Africa," Working Papers 201344, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.

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