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    The economics of defence in France and the UK

    Smith, Ron P. (2013) The economics of defence in France and the UK. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    France and the UK face similar geostrategic circumstances: both were once Great Powers and still retain their positions among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. During the Cold War both were dwarfed by the super-powers and were thus extremely sensitive about their status: what the French called their grandeur and the British called their seat at the top table. Despite their strategic similarities, they have differed in many of their defence policy choices and in particular how they balanced their strategic aspirations with their limited financial resources. Thus a comparison of British and French defence policies provides a revealing case study of military choices.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 1304, ISSN: 1745-8587
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Research Centre: Applied Macroeconomics, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 10:52
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 14:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7863

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