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Economics of Killing How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World

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ISBN-10: 0745332250

ISBN-13: 9780745332253

Edition: 2012

Authors: Vijay Mehta

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Globalization has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence and militarism.The Economics of Killingdescribes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalization, has created a deadly cycle of violence. In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts at peaceful national development are routinely blocked by Western powers. He centers the 2008 financial crisis in US attempts to block China's model of development. He shows how Europe and the US conspire with regional dictators to prevent countries from developing advanced industries, and how this system has fed terrorism. Mehata argues that a different world is possible, based on policies of…    
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding trustee of the Fortune Forum charity. His books include The Fortune Forum Code: For a Sustainable Future (2006), Arms No More (2005), and The United Nations and Its Future in the 21st Century (2005).

Military Industrial Complex �€" Power, Myths, Facts and Figures
How the West�€TMs Addiction to Arms Sales Caused the 2008 Structural Financial Crisis
What is the Military Industrial Complex?
The Culture of Militarism and Global North�€TMs Power of Definition
Europe and the Remaking of the Middle East
Military Spending and Its Ill Effects
Negative effects of conflicts on global, human security, refugees, forced migrations and urbanisation
War and its Ill Effects on Health, Environment, and Development
The Folly of Chronic Wars �€"For Profit, Resources and Domination �€" More Weapons �€" More Wars �€" More Profits
Terrorism and Non-State Actors, and How to Make Them Stop
China's Periphery �€" The Military-Industrial Mess That Could Destroy a Bright Future
The Emerging Conflicts �€" Other Future Fault-lines of the World
A New Vision, A New Beginning In A New Millennium �€" A Practical Way Of Reducing Arms, Armies And Wars For The Survival Of The Humanity
Averting Disaster �€" What Type of Global Security Architecture Fits in Today�€TMs World?
Replacing Military Industrial Complex �€" Making 21st Century the Century of Soft Power
Epilogue: The Path Ahead