Vol. 13 No. 2 (2018)

This issue contains a symposium of six articles regarding the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's (SIPRI) arms industry and military services database. Aude Fleurant and Nan Tian, both at SIPRI with work responsibilities for the database, introduce the symposium and the history of the database. Ron Smith and J. Paul Dunne discuss types and examples of quantitative analyses of the database. Diego Lopes da Silva proposes a method by which to estimate countries' domestic arms production volume, using SIPRI's existing methods for estimating the volume of international arms shipments. Herbert Wulf proposes expanding SIPRI's arms industry database to compare the industry's size to other industries and to countries' GDP or other summative measures of overall economic heft. Keith Hartley discusses "knowns and unknowns" regarding arms industry data and the difficulties one encounters in collecting data. Finally, Sam Perlo-Freeman discusses arms trade corruption and the systemic role governments and party politics play in this regard.
Published: 2018-09-25

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  • SIPRI’s arms producing and military services companies database

    Aude Fleurant, Nan Tian
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.5
  • Issues in the quantitative analysis of the SIPRI arms industry database

    Ron Smith, J. Paul Dunne
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.11
  • Filling arms production data gaps: South America as a case in point

    Diego Lopes da Silva
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.19
  • Analysis of SIPRI’s arms production data: Some suggestions for expansion

    Herbert Wulf
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.26
  • Arms industry data: Knowns and unknowns

    Keith Hartley
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.30
  • Arms, corruption, and the state: Understanding the role of arms trade corruption in power politics

    Samuel Perlo-Freeman
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.37