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Arms Procurement Decision Making Volume II: Chile, Greece, Malaysia, Poland, South Africa and Taiwan

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829580-4
298 pp.

Why and how do countries buy the armaments and defence equipment they do buy? The first volume of this study, published in 1998, examined in detail the processes that lie behind arms procurement decisions in six arms-recipient countries: China, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. This second volume contains similar case studies based on extensive original research by experts from the national academic and defence communities in six more countries. It considers in particular whether arms procurement can become more responsive to the broader objectives of security and public accountability.


1. Introduction

Ravinder Pal Singh

2. Chile

Francisco Rojas Aravena

3. Greece

Stelios Alifantis and Christos Kollias

4. Malaysia

Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam

Appendix 4A. Offset arrangements between Malaysia and the 104 German Naval Group

5. Poland

Pawel Wieczorek and Katarzyna Zukrowska

6. South Africa

Gavin Cawthra

7. Taiwan

Chih-cheng Lo

8. Comparative analysis

Ravinder Pal Singh


Annexe A. Research questions

Annexe B. Abstracts of the working papers

Annexe C. About the contributors