Vol 2, No 1 (2007)

This issue of EPSJ opens with a symposium consisting of six articles on the organization of force in the modern world. The first three deal with the issue of the induction of youth into a state's armed service, either by conscription or by joining a volunteer, market-wage paid force. They are written by Panu Poutvaara and Andreas Wagener, Julide Yildirim and Bulent Erdinc, and Curtis Simon and John Warner, respectively. The other three articles by Antonio Giustozzi, Herbert Wulf, and Loretta Napoleoni, respectively, concern various aspects of the increasing trend toward privatization and internationalization of violent conflict, including how post-9/11 terrorist organizations finance themselves. In this issue, we also present three excellent overview articles. The first, by Keith Hartley, surveys accomplishments and challenges of research in defense economics, the second, by Vasily Zatsepin, discusses recent developments in Russian military expenditure, and the third, by Fernanda Llusa and Jose Tavares, provides a very well-done, succinct summary of the academic literature on the economics of terrorism.

Table of Contents


Conscription: Economic costs and political allure PDF
Panu Poutvaara, Andreas Wagener
Conscription in Turkey PDF
Julide Yildirim, Bulent Erdinc
Managing the all-volunteer force in a time of war PDF
Curtis J. Simon, John T. Warner
Privatizing war and security in Afghanistan: Future or dead end? PDF
Antonio Giustozzi
Privatizing and internationalizing violence PDF
Herbert Wulf
Terrorist financing beyond 9/11 PDF
Loretta Napoleoni
Defense economics: Achievements and challenges PDF
Keith Hartley
Russian military expenditure: What's behind the curtain? PDF
Vasily Zatsepin
The economics of terrorism: A synopsis PDF
Fernanda Llusa, Jose Tavares
Review article: Is war necessary for economic growth? PDF
Jurgen Brauer
Entire issue PDF