Vol. 2 No. 1 (2007)

This issue of EPSJ opens with a symposium consisting of six articles on the organization of force in the modern world. The first three deal with the issue of the induction of youth into a state's armed service, either by conscription or by joining a volunteer, market-wage paid force. They are written by Panu Poutvaara and Andreas Wagener, Julide Yildirim and Bulent Erdinc, and Curtis Simon and John Warner, respectively. The other three articles by Antonio Giustozzi, Herbert Wulf, and Loretta Napoleoni, respectively, concern various aspects of the increasing trend toward privatization and internationalization of violent conflict, including how post-9/11 terrorist organizations finance themselves. In this issue, we also present three excellent overview articles. The first, by Keith Hartley, surveys accomplishments and challenges of research in defense economics, the second, by Vasily Zatsepin, discusses recent developments in Russian military expenditure, and the third, by Fernanda Llusa and Jose Tavares, provides a very well-done, succinct summary of the academic literature on the economics of terrorism.
Published: 2007-01-01


  • Conscription: Economic costs and political allure

    Panu Poutvaara, Andreas Wagener
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.6
  • Conscription in Turkey

    Julide Yildirim, Bulent Erdinc
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.16
  • Managing the all-volunteer force in a time of war

    Curtis J. Simon, John T. Warner
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.2.1.20
  • Privatizing war and security in Afghanistan: Future or dead end?

    Antonio Giustozzi
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.30
  • Privatizing and internationalizing violence

    Herbert Wulf
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.35
  • Terrorist financing beyond 9/11

    Loretta Napoleoni
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.41
  • Defense economics: Achievements and challenges

    Keith Hartley
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.45
  • Russian military expenditure: What's behind the curtain?

    Vasily Zatsepin
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.51
  • The economics of terrorism: A synopsis

    Fernanda Llusa, Jose Tavares
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.62
  • Review article: Is war necessary for economic growth?

    Jurgen Brauer
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/2.1.71
  • Entire issue