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Research Handbook on the Arms Trade
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Research Handbook on the Arms Trade

9781789900989 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Andrew T.H. Tan, Professor, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University, Australia
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 098 9 Extent: 456 pp
This comprehensive Research Handbook examines the key drivers of the arms trade, mapping the main trends in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It also explores the principal defence markets internationally, including the US, China, India, Russia and the UK in greater detail.

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This comprehensive Research Handbook examines the key drivers of the arms trade, mapping the main trends in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It also explores the principal defence markets internationally, including the US, China, India, Russia and the UK in greater detail.

Across twenty-six chapters, international experts assess the central drivers of the arms trade, such as the insecurities of small states in an increasingly realist world of power politics, the continued presence of conflict, technological change and the presence of corruption. Analysing critical issues from the future of air and naval power and their implications for the trade to the impact of emerging technology and the prospects for arms control, the chapters raise a number of central issues as to the challenges and future direction of the arms trade. The Research Handbook concludes that defence spending and procurement have remained paramount and on a general upward trend since the Cold War, particularly in Asia and the Middle East.

This Research Handbook will be a valuable resource for academics and students of international relations, security studies and political science. Its global approach will also be beneficial for arms policy analysts and defence professionals.
Critical Acclaim
‘An excellent volume which provides fresh perspectives on the wicked problem of the international arms trade. With an impressive list of contributors spanning North America, Europe and the Indo-Pacific, this book will be of significant interest to both academics and practitioners alike.’
– Ben Schreer, Macquarie University, Australia

‘This is an excellent compendium of chapters on this relatively neglected sphere of international political studies. It brings together an impressive range of expertise in the field who examine the many dimensions and facets of the international arms trade. The volume succeeds in being both accessible to the nonspecialist, while also conveying the directions in which more advanced research is progressing.’
– M.L.R. Smith, King’s College London, UK
Contributors
Contributors: H.E. Ali, I. Anthony, R.A. Attar, L. Béraud-Sudreau, S.P. Daniels, M. Davis, A. Dorman, A,-E. Fleurant, J. Galliott, O. Greene, M.T. Klare, S.L.C. Koh, Y.-H. Lim, A. Lockyer, S. Perlo-Freeman, M. Petersson, Y. Quéau, R. Roy-Chaudhury, M.R. Rupiya, P.J. Smith, V. Solanki, A.T.H. Tan, N. Tian, P. Topychkanov, M. Uttley, J. Viggiano, R.D. Villa, A. Wyatt, J. Yuan









Contents
Contents:

Foreword xv
PART I THE TRADE IN ARMS
1 Understanding the arms trade 2
Andrew T.H. Tan

PART II KEY DRIVERS OF THE ARMS TRADE
2 Key drivers of the arms trade 17
Andrew T.H. Tan
3 The future of deterrence and the arms trade 39
Adam Lockyer
4 Small state survival strategies and the arms trade 53
Magnus Petersson
5 The inter-relation between arms trade, military expenditure and armed conflict 66
Nan Tian
6 Technological change, future wars and the arms trade 80
Malcolm Davis
7 Corruption in the arms trade 97
Sam Perlo-Freeman
8 Natural resource rents and military expenditures in the Middle East and North
Africa : a long-run perspective 115
Hamid E. Ali

PART III DEFENCE SPENDING AND PROCUREMENT
9 Defense spending and modernization in the United States 133
Seamus P. Daniels
10 China’s defense spending and procurement 147
Yves-Heng Lim
11 India: defence spending and procurement 166
Rahul Roy-Chaudhury and Viraj Solanki
12 Russia’s defence spending and procurement 183
Petr Topychkanov
13 Defence spending and procurement in the United Kingdom 193
Andrew Dorman and Matthew Uttley
14 Asia: defence spending and procurement 208
Andrew T.H. Tan
15 From economic to strategic crisis: European military expenditure and procurement
in the 2010s 226
Lucie Béraud-Sudreau
16 Defense spending and procurement in the Middle East and North Africa 241
Riad Alsalam Attar
17 Defence expenditure and procurement – Africa 259
Martin Revayi Rupiya
18 Defence spending and procurement in Latin America 274
Rafael Duarte Villa and Juliana Viggiano

PART IV KEY ISSUES
19 Arms exports and U.S. grand strategy: understanding the nexus 289
Paul J. Smith
20 The Chinese defence industrial base: past accomplishments and future challenges 308
Jingdong Yuan
21 The European defence industries 328
Aude-E. Fleurant and Yannick Quéau
22 Bloc obsolescence: case study of European air power 342
Ian Anthony
23 The future of naval power 356
Swee Lean Collin Koh
24 Emerging technologies and the arms trade 379
Michael T. Klare and Andrew T.H. Tan
25 The revolution of autonomous systems and its implications for the arms trade 389
Austin Wyatt and Jai Galliott
26 Conventional arms control: problems and prospects 406
Owen Greene

Index 419
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