This title was first published in 2000: The theme of this collection of essays is "technology transfer". The topic has three major aspects: the interchange of technologies between military and civilian applications - "spin-off", "dual use", "conversion" and "diversification" fall under this heading; the proliferation of military arms, which could occur either through arms races between developed nations or through the transfer of military technology from developed arms industries to less developed nations - "proliferation", "arms races" and "arms control agreements" fall under this heading; and the transfer of civilian technologies from developing nations to less developed nations. The expression, "North-South transfer" and the idea of "development" come under this final section. The essays offer examination of all three aspects.
Dual-se technologies and the different transfer mechanisms, Jordi Molas-Gallart; national security and the Internet, Gary Chapman; defence diversification in the United Kingdom, Ian S. Goudie; the global positioning system - from strategic military technology to consumer good, Dietrich Schroeer; nuclear power - a dual-use conflict, Paolo Farinella et al; science and the stewardship of the nuclear stockpiles, Dimitri Batani and Stefano Atzeni; promoting nuclear non-proliferation - a Chinese view, Dingli Shen; can export controls reduce the demand for nuclear weapons?, Patricia Lewis; controls against smuggling materials of concern to national security, Alexander DeVolpi; tackling the demand side of chemical and biological weapons proliferation, Jean Pascal Zanders; growing transparence - political implications of interplay between civilian and military sectors, Bruce D. Larkin; international technology transfer and the industrialization strategy of developing countries, Carlo Pietrobelli; nuclear energy for developing and least-developed countries?, Gert Harigel.