Conversion Survey, 1996: Global Disarmament, Demilitarization, and Demobilization

Synopsis

The Conversion Survey provides comprehensive data on the status of conversion worldwide. It contains policy discussion on six key issues in the worldwide reduction in armaments: reallocation of financial resources; reorientation of defence research and development; industrial conversion; demobilization and reintegration of personnel; base closures and redevelopment; and alternative use or disposal of surplus weapons. BICC researchers describe the location, amount, and trend of reductions and assess the costs and benefits of conversion. They quantify the effects of conversion, and identify to what extent resources freed from military use have been redirected to civilian use.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1996