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IR Working Paper No. 3
T. B. Millar, ‘Economic Interdependence and World Order: Arms and Alms’, IR Working Paper No. 3, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1984.
This paper is concerned with two aspects of world order, or what the United Nations calls ‘international peace and security’. The first involves the extent to which the production, accumulation, trade and other traffic in military armaments contribute positively or negatively to world order. The second involves the extent to which economic aid and related factors contribute positively or negatively to world order. Finally I consider the proposition that the diversion of funds and effort from military force to economic development, from ‘arms to alms’ is both desirable and possible.