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The Global Arms Trade: A Handbook

The Global Arms Trade: A Handbook (Hardback)

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The Global Arms Trade is written by a team of security experts drawn from around the world, analysing a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assesses key issues of concern. The comprehensive and in-depth treatment of the subject establishes this volume as a standard reference on the subject. It is divided sections which examine the demand for arms, the supply of arms and the key issues in the global arms trade. * Part 1: Introduction. Develops the general conceptual framework by providing and overview of the global arms trade * Part 2: Arms Modernization after the Cold War. Focuses on the demand for arms, in terms of defence spending, procurement and modernization * Part 3: The Arms Industry after the Cold War. Examines the supply of arms, and the evolution, development of the arms industry, as well as its problems and prospects * Part 4: Key Issues in the Global Arms Trade.

Discusses the major issues arising from the arms trade phenomenon The global arms trade is a major area of academic and governmental enquiry. With chapters looking at World regions such as Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as individual countries, this book will be of particular use and interest to scholars of international relations and security studies, policy analysts and defence professionals.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsArms negotiation & controlLanguages with Grant & CutlerReference & ResearchReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/12/2009 ISBN-13: 9781857434972  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrew T. H. Tan is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. Educated at Sydney University, Cambridge University and the National University of Singapore, Andrew is consulted by various governments and think tanks on security, defence and international relations issues. He was formerly Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies, at King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Watchfield. To-date, he has written many articles on various security issues, and is also the author, editor or co-editor of 15 books, including The Arms Race in Asia (London: Routledge, 2014), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013), Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The USA's Second Front in Southeast Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 - nominated for the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award), US Strategy Against Global Terrorism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2010), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007), and others. His forthcoming book is an edited volume entitled A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming in 2016).

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