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Arming Asia : Technonationalism and its Impact on Local Defense Industries

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Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The overarching question in the book is whether self-reliance is a strategically viable solution for development and manufacturing of arms. Given the ever-changing dynamics and increasing demand for sophisticated next-generation weaponry, will these countries be able to individually sustain their domestic defense industries and constantly update their technologies? This is the first book to analyze arms production from a regional perspective.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 399.16g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black & white tables
  • 1138892556
  • 9781138892552
  • 1,228,770

About Richard Bitzinger

Richard A. Bitzinger is Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is the author of Towards a Brave New Arms Industry? (Oxford University Press, 2003), "Come the Revolution: Transforming the Asia-Pacific's Militaries," Naval War College Review (Fall 2005), Transforming the U.S. Military: Implications for the Asia-Pacific (ASPI, December 2006), and "Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: Assessing New Capabilities," Asia's Rising Power (NBR, 2010). He is also the editor of The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic and Technological Issues (Praeger, 2009) and Emerging Critical Technologies and their Impact on Asian-Pacific Security (Palgrave, 2016)show more

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements 2. Introduction 3. Chapter 1: Military Technonationalism and the Drive for Indigenous Arms Manufacturing 4. Chapter 2: Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: An Overview 5. Chapter 3: China 6. Chapter 4: India 7. Chapter 5: The Republic of Korea 8. Chapter 6: Other Asian Arms Producers: Southeast Asia and Taiwan 9. Chapter 7: Conclusions: The Future of Military Technonationalism in Asiashow more