par Mawdsley, Jocelyn ;Brzoska, Michael
Référence Arms Trade and Economic Development: Theory, Policy, and Cases in Arms Trade Offsets, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, page (106-117)
Publication Publié, 2011-09
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : In many ways Britain and Germany share similar profiles as arms producers. But their policy on both import and export offsets are quite different. This chapter argues that only by considering the historical and cultural backgrounds to their procurement and arms export policies can their offset policy choices be fully understood. While Britain reluctantly accepts the existence of offsets to counteract imperfect markets (but tries to seek waiver agreements, especially in Europe), Germany has been able to use offsets creatively not only to develop its own industry but also to become a significant exporter. The chapter suggests that British attachment to competitive procurement and its strong export promotion network explain its relative dislike of offsets, while the historical background of the German defense industry has given it certain qualities that enable it to cope far more successfully with offsets. © 2004 Editorial matter, selection, and introduction Jurgen Brauer & J.Paul Dunne; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.