Recent Submissions

  • Editorial: Disarmament and Development – the International Context 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY The interconnections between international economic recession, the new Cold War and militarisation in the South are explored to provide a context for the other articles in this Bulletin . SOMMAIRE Editorial: ...
  • Peace and Development 

    Brandt, Willy (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY This article reviews the deterioration in the international situation since the Report of the International Commission on Development Issues was published five years ago. It contends that most of the Commission's ...
  • Disarmament, Development and Security 

    Ramphal, Shridath S. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY Only action can make further discussion of the relationship between disarmament, development and security credible. Although the Brandt and Palme Commissions heightened public awareness, governments have largely ...
  • Disarmament and Development: An Idea Whose Time Should Have Come 

    Thorsson, Inga (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY In 1982 the General Assembly advised governments ‘to start to plan and prepare for a conversion process which could be implemented in a disarmament situation’. But to make the required decisions and actions, drastic ...
  • Development and…What? New Perspective for the Disarmament and Development Debate 

    Smith, Chris; Graham, Mac (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY Two and a half decades of attempts to link disarmament to development have largely failed. This article analyses the reasons for this failure and the implications for the Third World of the collapse of the consensus ...
  • The Hidden Agendas of Common Security 

    Miszlivetz, Ferenc (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY This article explores the connections between the arms race, the inner structures of the increasingly militaristic state and of civil society subordinated to it, and world?wide inequality. It reconceptualises ...
  • Brandt, Palme and Thorsson: A Strategy That Does Not Work? 

    Holm, Hans-Henrik (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY The relationship between security and development has been the focus of much discussion in recent years. The Brandt, Palme and Thorsson reports have linked East?West security and militarisation with Third World ...
  • Military Expenditure and Development: The Economic Linkages 

    Deger, Saadet; Smith, Ron (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY High rates of growth of military expenditure in the Third World have increased the military burden and made these countries a major market for weapons. This article examines the linkages by which military expenditure ...
  • Back to Benoit? 

    Evans, David (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY One of the themes developed in this Bulletin is the idea that there is a trade?off between military expenditure and economic development. This note discusses this proposition in the light of some recent empirical ...
  • The Security Sector, the Budget and Development 

    Ball, Nicole (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY While security expenditure — including both military spending and expenditures on paramilitary forces — is not the sole cause of underdevelopment, most Third World countries would benefit by spending less on their ...
  • East?West and North?South Relations 

    Szentes, Tamas (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY The concepts of ‘East?West’ and ‘North?South’ relations are terminological simplifications which can lead in the one case to a misleading identification of the historical struggle between capitalism and socialism ...
  • Disarmament and World Development from a Latin American Perspective 

    Carranza, Mario (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY Disarmament and development are still two separate issues on the Latin American agenda, in spite of the overriding need to link them. Even if Latin America is the only region of the world that has been officially ...
  • Brandt, Berg and Militarisation in Nigeria 

    Ohiorhenuan, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY Nigeria's increasing militarisation is partly a consequence of the government's programme for economic recovery. This programme, influenced by the World Bank model of structural adjustment, aims at ensuring the ...
  • Disarmament and Development: An African View 

    Hutchful, Eboe (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY This article reviews briefly the militarisation that has occurred in African countries in the last 15 years. It rejects the conventional emphasis placed by disarmament proposals on armamentism and arms spending ...
  • Guns and/or Butter: The Relationship between the Economy and the Military 

    Kaplinsky, Raphael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY The relationship between military expenditure and economic performance is a complex one, changing over time. At this historical juncture — especially for the UK and the USA — the evidence suggests that the net ...
  • Is Conversion Possible? A Review of a Swedish Study 

    Willett, Sue (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY Inga Thorrson's report In Pursuit of Disarmament goes a long way towards establishing the concrete links between disarmament, defence conversion and development within the Swedish context. In drawing up a detailed ...
  • Anarchy or Transformation? Scenarios for Change 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1985)
    SUMMARY The present period of crisis has stimulated a number of alternative ‘cognitive maps’ of change, among them the proposals contained in the Brandt, Palme and Thorsson reports. This article introduces six scenarios ...