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

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

By: Vijay Mehta (author)Paperback

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Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation, 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 locates 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. Mehta argues that a different world is possible, based on policies of disarmament, demilitarisation and sustainable development. This original and thought-provoking book will be of great interest to anyone concerned about the consequences of endless war fuelled by the West.

About Author

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).


Acknowledgement Foreword Introduction Part I Military Industrial Complex - Power, Myths, Facts and Figures 1. How the West's Addiction to Arms Sales Caused the 2008 Structural Financial Crisis 2. What is the Military Industrial Complex? 3. The Culture of Militarism and Global North's Power of Definition 4. Europe and the Remaking of the Middle East Part II Military Spending and Its Ill Effects 5. Negative Effects of Conflicts on Global, Human Security, Refugees, Forced Migrations and Urbanisation 6. War and its Ill Effects on Health, Environment and Development Part III The Folly of Chronic Wars - For Profit, Resources and Domination - More Weapons - More Wars - More Profits 7. Terrorism and Non-State Actors, and How to Make Them Stop 8. China's Periphery - The Military-Industrial Mess That Could Destroy a Bright Future 9. The Emerging Conflicts - Other Future Fault-lines of the World Part IV A New Vision, A New Beginning In A New Millennium - A Practical Way Of Reducing Arms, Armies And Wars For The Survival Of Humanity 10. Averting Disaster - What Type of Global Security Architecture Fits in Today's World? 11. Replacing Military Industrial Complex - Making the 21st Century the Century of Soft Power Epilogue: The Path Ahead Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780745332246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780745332246
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0745332242

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