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Converging Defence Burdens? Some Further Findings

Paschalis Arvanitidis / Christos Kollias
Published Online: 2016-10-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2016-0027


Building on recently published findings that point to a process of convergence in terms of defence burdens internationally, this paper readdresses the issue for the period 1970–2015 using SIPRI’s new dataset. The new consistent data constructed by SIPRI offers the opportunity to extend the time period of the empirical investigation into the convergence issue, thus allowing for better insights over a longer time horizon that covers both the Cold and post-Cold War periods.

Keywords: convergence; defence burden; military spending


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Published Online: 2016-10-19

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Volume 22, Issue 4, Pages 365–375, ISSN (Online) 1554-8597, ISSN (Print) 1079-2457, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2016-0027.

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