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Presidents, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Ascendant Politics of “Free Enterprise”

Mark R. Wilson

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since 1945, chapter 4 argues the American military has been privatized and de-militarized. The armed forces became less responsible for weapons production and global logistics. The Pentagon has ... More


Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Haidee Wasson and Lee Grieveson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema’s Military Industrial Complex examines how the American military has used cinema and related visual, sonic, and mobile technologies to further its varied aims. The essays in this book address ... More


Cold War and the Fear of Subversion

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

Post-war Western Europe converged towards an American model of high-wage consumerist capitalism, considerably attenuating class conflict. In Western Europe, Christian democracy and Social Democracy ... More


The Indian Defence Industry: Struggling with Change

Richard A. Bitzinger

in India's Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092384
eISBN:
9780199082674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092384.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines India’s defence industry by noting that, after China, India possesses the largest and most ambitious defence industrial base in the Asia-Pacific. Yet the performance of the ... More


The Long Shadow of the Fifties

Steffen Hantke

in Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496805652
eISBN:
9781496805690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805652.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter returns to Eisenhower's term “military-industrial complex” and outlines the concept's extended afterlife, especially in regard to the so-called “war on terror” after September 11, 2001. ... More


Domestic Coalitions, Internationalization, and War: Then and Now

Etel Solingen

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Most great powers had internationalized coalitions in 1914, but some were stronger than others. In particular the German internationalizers faced heavy industry, militarists, and apostles of ... More


Rent-Seeking in the Military Paymaster World

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

After 1701 French finances were dominated in an unprecedented way by men associated directly with the war effort. Although grand theft was far harder to pull off than half-a-century earlier, there ... More


The Information-Industrial Complex

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

in The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the emergence of an Information-Industrial Complex in the United States, tracking the rise of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the modern knowledge economy. It ... More


The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Guy Rowlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The financial humbling of a great power in any age demands explanation. In the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14) Louis XIV's France had to fight way beyond its borders and the costs of war rose ... More


General Introduction

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The General Introduction outlines the arguments of the book, stressing how Louis XIV's acceptance of the Spanish monarchy for his grandson Philippe in 1700 produced logistical overstretch and a huge ... More


Empires of Steel

Domenic Vitiello

in Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines William Sellers's postwar ownership of Midvale Steel Co. and how it shaped new corporate patterns of industry and economic development, including the rise of the ... More


Japanese Capitalism under Occupation

Mark Metzler

in Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451799
eISBN:
9780801467912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451799.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter describes the destabilization of Japanese capitalism in 1945–46. By the time Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945, its industry was already in crisis. Production and distribution were ... More


The SAGEs of the Earth and the Accidental Nature of Environmentality

Robert P. Marzec

in Militarizing the Environment: Climate Change and the Security State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816697229
eISBN:
9781452953564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697229.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter One traces the rise of the military industrial complex and the US National Security State, focusing the connections being establishing throughout the 20th century between the formal and ... More


Seeking Security in the Postwar Era

Price Fishback

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

When World War II ended in 1945, the United States entered a new era in its economic and political history. The size, scope, and power of U.S. governments greatly exceeded their magnitudes in the ... More


The Cold War Gender Order

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on the economic rationale behind stewards’ expulsion in the 1950s, linking it to the Cold War’s military-industrial complex. At this time, civil aviation settled into a second-class ... More


Conclusion: Legacies of the Spider Web

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This conclusion discusses the legacies of the Anticommunist Spider Web and the myriad ways in which they persist in the extraordinary life span and significance of anticommunism in US politics, ... More


Conclusion: Two Wars, the Visible and the Cloaked

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

Basic features of the Korean War were not revealed to the public, particularly how voluntary repatriation froze peace talks. Washington did not believe the nation would continue supporting a war to ... More


The United States and the Cold War Arms Race

Timothy D. Hoyt

in Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735267
eISBN:
9780191799471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735267.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The US–Soviet arms race in the Cold War represents a far more complex case than many of the other studies in this book. Because of the destructiveness of the atomic and later thermonuclear weapons ... More


Building the Conditions for Constructive Strategies

Louis Kriesberg

in Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190228668
eISBN:
9780190228699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228668.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This final chapter discusses useful changes in the conditions affecting the ways Americans engage in foreign conflicts. First, the conventional ways of thinking about waging conflicts against foreign ... More


Ralph, Rosie, and Labor-Management Relations

Richard E. Holl

in Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kentucky labor contributed as much to the war effort as Kentucky management. War factories could not have run without wage workers. Labor leaders kept their no-strike pledge for the most part, and ... More


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