This impressive book tracks the progress of twelve countries on five continents in moving resources from defense to civilian activity in the 1990's. Based on intensive field research, thanks to its truly international array of contributors, the book addresses each country with an impressive standard of scholarship. This accessible book is written in non-technical language and will be of great use and interest to academics involved with defense economics, defense studies and development studies. It will also prove popular with international development organizations, the defense industry and policy-makers around the world.
Ann Markusen is an economist, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. Sean DiGiovanna is Assistant Professor in Urban Studies at Rutgers University, USA. Michael C. Leary is at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA.