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by Sandler/Hartley

Category: Social Sciences
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Author: Sandler/Hartley
ISBN: 0521638801
ISBN13: 978-0521638807
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 13, 1999)
Pages: 308
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Hartley, Keith and Sandler, Todd 2000.

Hartley, Keith and Sandler, Todd 2000. Defence and peace economics: A tenyear retrospective. Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 11, Issue. A balanced picture of NATO is presented that is sensitive to the perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Todd Sandler, Keith Hartley.

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by Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley.

Автор: Sandler, Todd. 1999 Язык: ENG Иллюстрации: 14 b/w illus.

Todd Sandler is the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas. His work on terrorism dates back to 1983. A host of NATO policy concerns are addressed including the optimal membership for the alliance, its role in peacekeeping missions worldwide, the appropriate methods for deterring terrorism, and proper procurement practices for the next generation of weapons. Additional topics concern defense burden sharing, arms trade, NATO's institutional structure, and NATO's.

A balanced picture of NATO is presented that is sensitive to the perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Using simple economic methods while accounting for political and institutional factors, this book puts forward a political economy viewpoint of NATO's current status and its future prospects. A host of NATO policy concerns are addressed including the optimal membership for the alliance, its role in peacekeeping missions worldwide, the appropriate methods for deterring terrorism, and proper procurement practices for the next generation of weapons. Additional topics concern defense burden sharing, arms trade, NATO's institutional structure, and NATO's role vis-a-vis other international organizations. Although the analysis is rigorous, the book is intended for a wide audience drawn from political science and economics.
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Sataxe
This review comes by way of The Independent Review (Fall 2000)
Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley claim that The Political Economy of NATO "presents conclusions based on rigorous analysis rather than ideology" (p. xii), but the book clearly exhibits a bias toward retaining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and expanding its missions...
The authors' pro-NATO bias is demonstrated by two conclusions: first, "That NATO must redefine itself and demonstrate that it still has a strategic role to perform if it is to survive during the post-Cold War era"; second, "NATO security must take on a broader definition in the post-Cold War period to include the protection of the environment, resource supply lines, and informational assets" (p. 251)...
Despite Sandler and Hartley's less than convincing analysis of how NATO will help combat the "new" post-Cold War threats, including terrorism, the section on the economics of terrorism is excellent. Sandler and Hartley note that terrorism is difficult to stop because terrorists incur less cost than the targeted country. The government of the targeted country must defend against all types of attack at multiple venues, but terrorists can strike the location that will minimize their cost, where government defenses are weakest. If the government improves the defenses against one type of threat, then terrorism, like water, will flow down the path of least resistance. As an example, the authors note that the fortification of embassies reduced strikes on the buildings but increased more lethal attacks-assassinations of diplomats outside the fortified areas...
Sandler and Hartley also correctly conclude that the law-enforcement model (sharing intelligence and apprehending terrorists) is preferable to the military model (retaliatory strikes) when fighting terrorism. The authors note that President Reagan's military strike against Libya in retaliation for a terrorist attack merely generated more terrorism in response, but they fail to extrapolate that effect to U.S. military action in general...
The informational content of the chapter on NATO's defense industrial base is good, but the chapters on NATO expansion and alliance burden sharing leave much to be desired. In the chapter on NATO expansion, Sandler and Hartley make logical errors, mischaracterize research, and fail to include important published data...
Similarly, in the chapter on burden sharing, the authors distort the issue. Although they make the keen observation that the alliance defense burden will be increasingly skewed toward the larger nations as NATO's primary mission becomes peacekeeping and out-of-area operations, their quantification of U.S. benefits from the alliance are grossly overstated. Based on population, gross domestic product (GDP), and exposed borders, the authors assert that the United States and Canada would derive, by far, more benefits than any other nations in the alliance. Yet the Europeans live near any potential threats, and the North Americans do not. North America will help defend Europe, not vice versa. In a post-Cold War era, when the threats are low and the allies are rich, Sandler and Hartley should have devoted more attention to the important question that they avoid: For the United States, do the net benefits of staying in NATO exceed those of its withdrawal?
Hellblade
"The Political Economy of NATO" is aimed towards a broad audience. It is a comprehensive analysis that students of both international relations and economics will understand. Although there were parts that were a bit akward and points reiterated quite a few times throughout, it provided me with a better understanding of burden-sharing, free-riding and the advantages and disadvantages of NATO expansion. I found the economic models to be interesting and helpful as well as the charts relaying information on budgets and accounts. I'm not sure if the cost of the book if worth the actual read, but if you know anyone who has this book or if you can get it from the library, I would recommend doing so!
Kirizan
This book is an excellent source about telling every peace man how structure is causing threat to human rights and remain the far most terrorist organisation at the coming time.
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