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Arms production and political economy

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Marc von Boemcken, Defence conversion: Dead duck or still a relevant object of study?, 2017

In Working Paper 7\2017, the author Marc von Boemcken analyzes the evolution of Conversion Studies from the Cold War to the post-Cold War period and discusses some of the reasons for the demise of the discipline in the new millennium. Based on a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of... more

Max M. Mutschler, Auf dem Weg zur flüchtigen Kriegführung? Flüchtige Moderne und Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert, 2017

War in the 21st century is more complex, volatile, society based and information intensive than ever before. One could simplify the description of waging war as different combinations of highly modern, traditional and asymmetric components, which, according to the postmodern maxim “anything goes”,... more

Max M. Mutschler, Global Militarization Index 2016

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarization Index (gmi) presents on an annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country’s military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The GMI 2016 covers 152 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2015).... more

Elke Grawert, Zeinab Abul-Magd, Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region, 2016

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part of patronage networks in political systems. This collection of essays from international experts examines the economic interests of... more

Jan Grebe, Max M. Mutschler, Global Militarisation Index 2015

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) presents on an annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country's military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The 2015 GMI covers 152 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2014).... more

Jan Grebe, Global Militarisation Index 2014

The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The update of the GMI 2014 is based on data from the year 2013 (i. e. the most recent year for which data has been available) and comprises... more

Max M. Mutschler, Der internationale Waffenhandel und der Versuch ihn zu regulieren, 2014

In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ). 35-37/2014. pp.11-17. more

Michael Ashkenazi, Elvan Isikozlu, Marc Kösling, Smart Technology in SALW Control, 2013

BICC brief 49 “Smart Technology in SALW Control–Civilian Protection, the UN-PoA, and Transfer Control (SmartCon)”, edited by Michael Ashkenazi, Elvan Isikozlu and Marc Kösling, contains the majority of papers presented at the SmartCon 2013 in Berlin, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office... more

Ahmed Khalifa, “Allies or Competitors: The Economic Interests of the Armed Forces and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt”, 2013

Paper prepared for the Annual Middle East Association (MESA) Convention October 10–13 2013. New Orleans, USA.  more

Marc von Boemcken, "Rüstungsmärkte ohne Grenzen. Neue Komplexe globalen Unfriedens", 2013

In: Marc von Boemcken et al. (eds.). Friedensgutachten 2013. Berlin: LIT, pp. 32–45. more

Michael Ashkenazi, Jan Grebe, Christof Kögler, Marc Kösling, MANPADS - A Terrorist Threat to Civilian Aviation, 2013

BICC brief 47 is dedicated to the issue of Man-portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). The authors Dr. Michael Ashkenazi, Princess Amuzu, Jan Grebe, Christof Kögler and Marc Kösling provide a comprehensive survey of all aspects of MANPADS as a challenge to managing civilian security. The... more

Jan Grebe, Nils Schaede, “Aufstrebende Staaten. Rüstungsindustrie in Brasilien, Indien und Südafrika", 2012

Wissenschaft und Frieden, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 25–27. “Aufstrebende Staaten. Rüstungsindustrie in Brasilien, Indien und Südafrika” more

Marc von Boemcken, Bernhard Moltmann, "Der eingebildete Kranke. Rüstungsindustrie in Zeiten klammer Kassen", 2012

In Bruno Schoch et al. (eds.). Friedensgutachten 2012. Berlin: LIT, pp. 124‑35. more

Jan Grebe, Petter Stalenheim, Catalina Perdomo, Elisabeth Sköns, "Tables of military expenditure", 2008

In: SIPRI Yearbook 2008, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 207-235. "Tables of military expenditure" more

Jan Grebe, Petter Stalenheim, "Appendix 5B. Tables of NATO Military Expenditure by category", 2008

In: SIPRI Yearbook 2008. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 236-241. more

Lars Wirkus, Ruth Vollmer, Monitoring Environment and Security
Integrating concepts and enhancing methodologies, 2008

BICC brief 37 is based on the proceedings of the Seminar ‘Environment and Conflict—Evaluating and strengthening the means of interdisciplinary cooperation’, which took place in Bonn from the 18–20 September 2007. This Seminar was organized by BICC in cooperation with GMOSS (Global Monitoring for... more

Michael Ashkenazi, Putting the cart before the horse: AWACs and fundamental policy objectives in Afghanistan, 2008

In recent months, NATO has approached member states with a request to redeploy several AWACs (Airborne Warning and Control) planes, currently based in Geilenkirchen, Germany, in support of air operations in Afghanistan. BICC, building on previous experience in Afghanistan, addresses two issues in... more

Marc von Boemcken, "Hochrüstung in armen Staaten? Differenzierung von Rüstungsdynamiken in Afrika südlich der Sahara", 2008

In Andreas Heinemann-Grüder et al. (eds.). Friedensgutachten 2008. Münster: LIT Verlag. more

Hartmut Küchle, Seehäfen als neuralgische Zonen der kritischen Infrastruktur
Sicherheitstechnologische Lösungen und Arbeitsplätze am Beispiel des Hamburger Hafens, 2008

The port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany, the third-largest port in Europe and, as the second largest container terminal in Europe, is one of the nine largest container terminals in the world (Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung, 2001). This study offers a comprehensive insight into the job... more

Marc von Boemcken, “Deutsche Waffen nach Südamerika. Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme", 2008

In: Matices – Zeitschrift zu Lateinamerika, Spanien und Portugal, No. 57. more

Marc von Boemcken, Sicherheit als Wirtschaftsfaktor: Eine kritische Reflexion, 2008

Paper presented at the conference: Privatisierung im Sicherheitssektor. Neue sicherheitspolitische Risiken – Neue Synergien, Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (BakS), Potsdam, 20–21 February. more

Hartmut Küchle, Innovationen zum Schutz deutscher Flughäfen vor Anschlägen
Sicherheitstechnologien und Arbeitsplätze am Beispiel des Düsseldorfer Flughafens, 2007

The modern, complex industrialized states of the West are faced with multi-faceted challenges with regard to their overall national security, especially since 9/11 2001 and the following terrorist attacks in Europe: international terrorism, organized crime, drugs- and human trafficking, political... more