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Military as an Economic Actor

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Beschreibung

Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis of this phenomenon, comparing experiences with 'military business' from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of 'military business' for civil-military relations, good governance and international development policies.



Autorentext

ARNOLDO BRENES CASTRO Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture of Costa Rica TAI MING CHEUNG PhD student at King's College, University of London KSENIA GONCHAR Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia LESLEY MCCULLOCH writer and former lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania in Australia THOMAS SCHEETZ Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires, Argentina TIMOTHY SHAW Director of the Institute for Commonwealth Studies at the School for Advanced Studies of the University of London, UK AYESHA SIDDIQA-AGHA Independent Security Analysts and a former Ford Fellow, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Germany CARLYLE THAYER Professor, School of Politics of the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, Australia KEVIN CASAS ZAMORA PhD student, Univeristy of Oxford, UK



Zusammenfassung
Armed forces across the globe maintain commercial interests in various sectors of their nation's economy, ranging from pharmaceutical and banking companies in China, logging and shrimp farming in Indonesia to the mining of precious metals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These activities are often justified by the need of impoverished governments to find new sources of extra-budgetary revenue for the military, as well as by pointing towards the specific role of a nation's military in promoting development. This book provides a critical assessment of this claim, comparing experiences with "military business" from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). While the jury is still out on the macro-economic net effect of this phenomenon, this book finds disturbing cases of corruption and mismanagement, as well as a lack of military professionalism in the countries affected by military business. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of "military business" for civil-military relations, good governance and international development policies.

Inhalt

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Soldiers in Business: An Introduction; J.Brömmelhörster & W-C.Paes Military Business in Argentina; T.Scheetz Soldiers as Businessmen: The Economic Activities of Central America's Militaries; A.Brenes Castro & K.Casas Zamora The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Military Business Complex; T.Ming Cheung The Economic and Commercial Roles of the Vietnam People's Army; C.A.Thayer Trifungsi: The Role of the Indonesian Military in Business; L.McCulloch Power, Perks, Prestige and Privileges: The Military's Economic Activities in Pakistan ; A.Siddiqa-Agha Praetorians or Profiteers? The Role of Entrepreneurial Armed forces in Congo-Kinshasa; W-C.Paes & T.M.Shaw The Largest European Army in Business: The Case of Russia; K.Gonchar Conclusions; J.Brömmelhörster & W-C.Paes Notes Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Military as an Economic Actor
Untertitel: Soldiers in Business
Editor:
EAN: 9781403944009
ISBN: 978-1-4039-4400-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 04.11.2003
Jahr: 2003
Untertitel: Englisch

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