Table of contents for The economics of war / Paul Poast.


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UNIT I: The Economic Impact of War Chapter 1: The War Economy in Theory 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Iron Law of War 1.3 Four Point Scheme for Evaluating the Economic Effects of War 1.4 Key Points Chapter 2: The War Economy in Reality: Case Studies of Major Wars 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Cases That Support the Iron Law of War (World War I, World War Ii, and Korea) 2.3 Cases That Do Not Support the Iron Law of War (Vietnam, 1991 Persian Gulf, and Iraq) 2.4 Key Points

UNIT II: Modern Military Economics Chapter 3: Defense Spending and the Economy 3.1 Introduction 3.2 U.S. Military Expenditures 3.3 U.S. Military Expenditures and Macroeconomic Performance 3.4 Global Military Expenditures 3.5 Exploring the Causes of Militarization 3.6 Key Points Chapter 4: Military Labor 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Comparing Military Manpower 4.3 All Volunteer Force (AVF) v. Conscription 4.4 Case Study: The Vietnam Transition from Conscription to an AVF 4.5 U.S. Military Compensation: Is It Enough? 4.6 Private Military Forces/Companies (PMF/PMC) 4.7 Key Points Chapter 5: Weapons Procurement 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Overview of the Arms Market 5.3 The Domestic Weapons Market 5.4 The Global Weapons Market 5.5 Case Study: The Joint Strike Fighter 5.6 Key Points

UNIT III: The Economics of Modern Security Threats Chapter 6: Civil Conflicts in the Developing World 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Economic Consequences of Civil Wars 6.3 Economic Causes of Civil Wars 6.4 Case Studies of Conflict And Underdevelopment in Africa 6.5 Peace Operations: An Economically Inefficient Response? 6.6 Key Points Chapter 7: Terrorism 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Definition of Terrorism 7.3 Incidents and Trends in International Terrorism 7.4 Is Terrorism Rational? 7.5 Terrorist Financing 7.6 Economic Impact of Terrorism 7.7 Key Points Chapter 8: Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Overview of Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Weapons 8.3 Basics of Constructing Nuclear Weapons Material 8.4 Demand for Nuclear Weapons 8.5 Supply of Nuclear Weapons 8.6 Treaties: An Effective Response? 8.7 Key Points


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
War -- Economic aspects.
War -- Economic aspects -- United States.