Results: 14

Wulf, H. (2000, January). Disarmament and Conflict Prevention in Development Cooperation
Proceedings of an International Conference, 30–31 August 1999

This collection of papers summarizes the presentations made at the conference entitled "The Contribution of Disarmament and Conversion to Conflict Prevention and its Relevance for Development Cooperation", held in Bonn, Germany, on 30-31 August 1999.The conference which was organized by... more

DeClerq, D. (1999, March). Destroying Small Arms and Light Weapons
Survey of Methods and Practical Guide

Today, the destabilizing accumulation of small arms and their violent use in many countries around the world are high on the international agenda. One approach to the resolution of these problems is micro-disarmament, that is, taking small arms and light weapons―the tools of civil war ―out of... more

Gebre-Wold, K. (1998, September). Converting Defense Resources to Human Development
Proceedings of an International Conference, 9-11 November 1997

BICC’s understanding and perception of conversion was the baseline for developing the objective of the conference. This was the fostering of the idea, knowledge and opportunities of utilizing human, financial and other resources formerly absorbed by the military to civilian end. Herein lay the core... more

Cunningham, K. (1997, June). Base Closure and Redevelopment in Central and Eastern Europe

This report surveys the base redevelopment efforts currently underway in Central and Eastern Europe. The first chapter provides an overview of the issue for most of the major countries in the region, and compares the processes within the different countries. The second and third chapters provide... more

Gonchar, K. (1997, April). Research and Development (R&D) Conversion in Russia

The purpose of the report is to analyze the changes that have occurred in defense R&D since the onset of monetary and systemic reforms. It therefore summarizes the developments of the last four years, including studies of sectoral differences, regional and employment aspects, and institutional... more

Brömmelhörster, J. (1997, February). KONVER II - Fostering of Conversion by the European Union

The implementation of a long-term program aimed specifically at conversion signalizes the priority which the European Union (EU) attaches to the impact of reduced military spending on the economy and the employment market. European conversion policy is geared towards those regions of member states... more

Klußmann, J., & Lindemann, U. (1996, September). Konversion militärischer Liegenschaften
Eine weltweite Herausforderung

Mayors and city leaders from 13 countries (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States) met in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, to pursue international solutions to the challenges posed by... more

Klemmer, A., Hauswedell, C., & Wulf, H. (1995, November). Konversion - Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Forschung
Dokumentation der RWI/BICC-Konferenz
am 16. März 1995 in Bonn

Defense conversion has gone through various stages of political acceptance during the last twenty years, and since expectations for a `peace dividend´ have been raised after the end of the Cold War conversion has reached a new level of practical experience within the last five years.BICC report 7... more

Opitz, P. (1995, September). Krisenmanagement in der russischen Rüstungsindustrie
- Regionale und unternehmensbezogene Konversionsstrategien

This report aims to show the adjustment potential of Russian defense enterprises and the obstacles faced. It is based upon interviews in various enterprises from a range of industrial sectors in the St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk regions as well as independent analyses of these in other companies... more

Brzoska, M., Kingma, K., & Wulf, H. (1995, June). Military Conversion for Social Development
Report on BICC Panel Discussion at the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 8 March 1995

This report summarizes the panel discussion on Conversion and Social Development, which was organized by the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) as one of the special events at the United Nations' World Summit for Social Development, held 6-12 March 1995 in Copenhagen. Together, the... more

Klemmer, A., & Cunningham, K. (1995, May). Restructuring the US Military Bases in Germany: Scope, Impacts, and Opportunities

In 1996 the US will complete its dramatic post-Cold War military restructuring in Germany. The results will have a serious affect on many communities that hosted US-bases. The US-military demand for goods and services in Germany has fallen by more than US $3 billion and more than 70,000 Germans... more

Di Chiaro III, J. (1995, March). Conversion of the Defense Industry in Russia and Eastern Europe
Proceedings of the BICC/CISAC Workshop on Conversion held 10-13 August 1994

The collection of papers in BICC Report 3 represents a sampling of presentations made at the Bonn International Center for Conversion’s inaugural event – a workshop on conversion of the defense industry in Russia and Eastern Europe, held 11-13 August 1994 in Bonn. The workshop, cohosted by Stanford... more

Schröder, H.-H., Mögel, N., & Sachse, T. (1995, February). Chancen und Probleme der Rüstungskonversion in der GUS:
Konversionsprofile ausgewählter Regionen

Well into the 1980s, the Soviet Union expended 20-30% of its GNP on defense. Nearly a quarter of the industrial labor force was employed in defense enterprises. This defense burden can be held partly responsible for the decline of the Soviet economy. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union,... more

Laurance, E., Wulf, H., & Di Chiaro III, J. (1994, December). Conversion and the Integration of Economic and Security Dimensions

The rapidity of change which greeted the end of the cold war has put a strain on the successful management of down-sizing of defense budgets, armed forces and defense industry, and the practical reallocation of physical, financial and human capital. Initial attempts at conversion have faced various... more