Una nueva dimensión del GDS. Interrogantes y reflexiones sobre el ''armamentismo'' en América Latina y Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: A new dimension fo the GDS. Questions and thoughts on the ''arms race'' in Latin America and Colombia

Manfred Grautoff, Mauricio Jaramillo-Jassir

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report about the militaries expenditures in Latin America provoked some fear about an arms race in the region. However, there is no reason to conceive that possibility. Therefore, this article aims to highlight some key elements to take into account for the study of the military expenditure in Latin America and Colombia. The article describes the dilemma known as ''guns or butter'' and some ideas about the SIPRI report. Finally, it presents the way in which the defense and security expenditures studies should be reoriented in Colombia.
Translated title of the contributionA new dimension fo the GDS. Questions and thoughts on the ''arms race'' in Latin America and Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)79-95
JournalPerfil de Coyuntura Económica
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A new dimension fo the GDS. Questions and thoughts on the ''arms race'' in Latin America and Colombia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this