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Welcome to The Economics of Peace and Security Journal (EPSJ), a publication of EPS Publishing for Economists for Peace and Security. Issues are published in April and October. Click the About item in the menu bar to learn more about EPSJ, including our scholarly scope and aims, and our history.

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JP Dunne, Editor & M Brown, Managing Editor

JP Dunne is Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

M Brown, formerly with the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, now runs a private consultancy in the United Kingdom.


Current Issue

Vol. 19 No. 1 (2024)

This issue commences with an article by Michael Brzoska providing a rough estimate of inefficiencies in German major weapons procurement. This is followed by Jennifer Spindel’s exploration of why states agree to offset provisions when they purchase weapons, and what are the consequences of different types of offsets. Finally, Deniz Güvercin examines the impact of protests and demonstrations on the terrorist attacks within a country.

Published: 2024-04-19


  • Sources of inefficiency in the procurement of major weapon systems. Estimates for the German case

    Michael Brzoska
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.19.1.5
  • Defense offsets and political leverage

    Jennifer Spindel
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.19.1.23
  • Does intensity of protests induce terrorism?

    deniz Guvercin
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.19.1.40
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