ERIC Number: ED260990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Disarmament and Development: Security in an Interdependent World. Briefing 9.
North-South Inst., Ottawa (Ontario).
Drawing on recent analyses carried out around the world, this paper demonstrates how economic and military insecurity feed on each other in various ways at both national and international levels. Following an introduction, material is presented in three parts. "The Military Sector and the Economy" outlines facts to demonstrate how military consumption of resources that would otherwise be available for economic and social development exacerbates resource-related tensions. Also examined are the hypothesis that military spending is good for the economy, the effect of military spending on inflation, and the economic effects of the arms trade. A second section examines the military's role in governments of developing nations. The third section outlines alternative approaches to security through multilateral initiatives and economic interdependence. (LP)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disarmament, Economic Development, International Relations, National Defense, National Security, Nuclear Warfare, World Problems
The North-South Institute, 185 Rideau, Ottawa, Canada K1N 5X8 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North-South Inst., Ottawa (Ontario).