Arms Procurement Decision Making: China, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea and Thailand

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SIPRI, 1998 - Political Science - 323 pages
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Arms Procurement Decision-Making Processes is a comparative analysis of the arms procurement decision-making processes in five countries China, India, Israel, Japan, and South Korea. It examines whether or not national arms procurement processes, even as they involve sensitive security issuesand complex systems, can become more responsive to the broader objectives of security and public accountability. The country case studies are based to a large extent on original research papers written by experts from the respective national academic and defence procurement communities.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
China
8
1 The Chinese defence budget 195380
42
India
48
1 Organization involved in the Indian arms procurement
50
Appendix 3A Indias defence RD and production establishments
88
S Japan
131
2 Stages in the defence and arms procurement decisionmaking
139
4 Defence RD investment in South Korea 197095
192
7 Technology assessment for domestic RD
198
10 Time span of the arms procurement decisionmaking process
204
T Thailand
211
2 The Thai Ministry of Defence budget 198297
229
1 The arms procurement structure in the Thai armed services 214
235
Comparative analysis
242
Annexe A Research questions
277

1 Coordination of foreign and security policy making in Japan
141
3 Changes in the composition of Japanese defence expenditure
146
4 The organization of the Japanese Technical Research and
153
South Korea
177
1 Major activities of the force improvement plan 197494
183
Annexe B Abstracts
297
About the contributors
307
Index
315
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Ravinder Pal Singh is SIPRI Project Leader.

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