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International Security, Defence Economics and the Powers of Nations

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  • Ron Smith

    (Birkbeck College [University of London])

  • Jacques Fontanel

    () (CESICE - Centre d'études sur la sécurité internationale et les coopérations européennes - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes)

Abstract

For economist, what are the definition and the production of security. The are three main questions : Guns ou butter ? The bang for a buck ? The optimal level of spending, how much is enough ? What is the economic influence of military budgets on the national or international economies ? Is globalisation a factor of peaceful world ? What is the power of Nations States ?

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  • Ron Smith & Jacques Fontanel, 2008. "International Security, Defence Economics and the Powers of Nations," Post-Print hal-02091131, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02091131
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    1. Thomas C. Schelling, 2006. "An Astonishing Sixty Years: The Legacy of Hiroshima," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(4), pages 929-937, September.
    2. Paul Dunne & Maria del Carmen Garcia-Alonso & Paul Levine & Ron Smith, 2007. "Determining The Defence Industrial Base," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(3), pages 199-221.
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