Disarmament, Economic Conversion, and Management of Peace


Distinguished scholars across several disciplines discuss possible negative economic and social consequences of international military disarmament, including unemployment, conversion costs, and the related hampered growth of research and development, associated with the conversion from a military industrial economy to a civilian complex. The authors present techniques for managing sectoral and regional economic imbalances and conclude that disarmament would ultimately release resources for foreign aid to close the gap between the world's haves and have-nots.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Manas Chatterji
  • M. A.j.j. Van Gastel
  • J. H.P. Paelinck
  • Hans J. Blommestein
  • Peter Nijkamp
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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