1. Motive forces in the evolution of the arms transfer and production system; 2. The emergence of a global arms transfer and production system; 3. From the Military Revolution to the Industrial Revolution; 4. An overview of the post-1945 global arms transfer system; 5. The dominance of first-tier producers and suppliers; 6. Second-tier producers and suppliers: the struggle to keep pace; 7. Dependent production and exports in the third tier; 8. The subordinate role of arms recipients.
This book analyses the structure and motive forces that shape the global arms transfer and production system.
'Keith Krause's book is strong across the board: it develops new historical materials spanning centuries; it attends to the complex interrelationships among international politics, dominant processes of international economics, and technological developments … and it analyzes contemporary arms-trade data.' American Political Science Review