Nicole Ball brings the effects of security expenditure to the center of that debate, examining in detail how the potential negative consequences on development outweigh the potential positive effects.
Originally published in 1988.
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"[A] major contribution to the widening academic and international debate over the complex relationship between defense and development in the Third World."--Joseph P. Smaldone, Perspective
"[A] concentrated investigation of the all-too-often presumed advantages of security spending [for Third World countries]. . . . [The book] challenges conventional theories, and rightly so."--Richard J. Latham, The Journal of Asian Studies
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