The Rise of the Gunbelt

The Rise of the Gunbelt : The Military Remapping of Industrial America

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Since World War II, America's economic landscape has undergone a profound transformation. This economic restructuring, the authors argue, is a direct result of the rise of the military industrial complex (MIC) and the formation of a new industry based on defence spending and Pentagon contracts. This book chronicles the dramatic growth of this vast complex.
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  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 164.1 x 243.1 x 31.5mm | 781.31g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, tables
  • 0195066480
  • 9780195066487

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'The Rise of the Gunbelt' offers a compelling portrait of the geography of the military - industrial complex, its winners and losers, its troubling economic and political consequences, and the role of the gunbelt in America's uncertain economic and military future.
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a good read, packed with information and ideas that provoke thought. * Urban Studies 32:1 * `a provocative new book'
National Journal
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