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1st Edition

Problems of Contemporary Militarism

ISBN 9780367752446
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
418 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1980, presents a comprehensive and detailed look at the problem of international militarisation. It examines the key issues, the meaning of the problem, the international context and the spread of militarism to the Third World, its fast growth and dangerous implications – including to the development of often poorer countries.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction  Part 2. The Global Dimension  1. Militarism and Militarisation in Contemporary International Relations Marek Thee  2. Militarism: the Issues Today Michael T. Klare  3. The New International Military Order: a Threat to Human Security Jan Øberg  Part 3. Meaning of Militarism  4. Militarism, Its Dimensions and Corollaries: an Attempt at Conceptual Clarification Kjell Skjelsbaek  5. Militarism and Underdevelopment Ulrich Albrecht  6. What is Militarism? Ernie Regehr  7. National Security: Propaganda or Legitimate Concern? Robert D. Matthews  8. The Socio-Class Determinants of Militarism Ejub Kučuk  9. The Critique of Militarism in Soviet Studies Julian Lider  Part 4. The Military in the Third World  10. Militarism Dynamics in the Contemporary Context of Periphery Capitalism Dieter Senghaas  11. Militarisation and Human Rights in the Third World Richard Falk  12. The Significance of Military Technology Mary H. Kaldor  13. Arms Trade and Transfer of Military Technology to Third World Countries Signe Landgren-Bäckström  14. Arms Transfers and Dependency in the Third World Miles D. Wolpin  15. Local Wars 1945-76 Itsvan Kende  16. The Military Expenditures of Less Developed Nations as a Proportion of their State Budgets: a Research Note Milton Leitenberg and Nicole Ball  Part 5. Legal, Social and Cultural Spheres  17. Militarisation with a Global Reach: a Challenge to Sovereignty, Security and the International Legal Order Asbjørn Eide  18. The Causes and Correlates of Western Militarism William Eckhardt  19. Militarism: Cultural Dimensions of Militarisation Malvern Lumsden  Part 6. Appendices  Appendix 1. World Military Expenditures  Appendix 2. World-Wide Military Coups since 1945: a Short Note on Data Collection  Appendix 3. Threats of the Use of Nuclear Weapons Since World War II: an Introductory Note

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Asbjørn Eide and Marek Thee