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1 Copy of Book: 'Six Stops on the National Security Tour Rethinking Warfare Economies'

Item Number
148
Estimated Value
$30 USD
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$25 USD to dl7dc442e
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

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Item Description

1 copy of Miriam Pemberton's upcoming book, Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Rethinking Warfare Economies, which will be published on July 18, 2022 by Routledge.  The two highest bidders will each receive one copy of this book.

 

Book Description:
The U.S. military economy incorporates hundreds of American communities. This is the first book to connect our national security apparatus to the local level via deeply reported portraits of six carefully selected locations, including military Meccas and out-of-the-way places. They are woven into the warfare economy by bases, nuclear weapons labs, and production sites. The book includes an invaluable overview of how the military is structured, how its budget is made, and what it costs. It also shows how the military economy perpetuates itself. In on-the-ground reporting, Pemberton traces the lines of connection between the tour stops presented here and our country?s foreign policy, industrial policy, and budget priorities. She examines the meaning of national security in the current moment, as climate change becomes what the military itself calls "an urgent and growing threat." And she dramatically demonstrates how redirecting our militarized foreign and industrial policy toward climate security can help these communities become part of the solution. For students, scholars, public servants, and all concerned citizens, this book is essential reading.

 

The author Miriam Pemberton is Founder and former Director of the Peace Economy Transitions Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she is currently an Associate Fellow.

For more information, visit Routledge.com.

Item Special Note

The 2 winning bidders should contact Miriam Pemberton at miriam@ips-dc.org with proof of winning bids, to arrange for mailing the book once it publishes on July 18, 2022.

Donated By:

Miriam Pemberton