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Militarization and Arms Production

Militarization and Arms Production

Edited by Helena Tuomi and Raimo Vayrynen

St. Martin's, 1983, 310 pp.

A collection of essays which share a common assumption: that military expenditures and arms imports by the less developed countries retard rather than help the development process. Emile Benoit's assertion that they assist economic growth is convincingly refuted. The concurrent view, that the arms suppliers export weapons because of their own overcapacity, remains more debatable. A valuable contribution to a debate which could benefit from being expanded to a wider audience.