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UPDATED Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff January 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).
Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.
More information on the conference as well as a submission tool for titles and abstracts can be found at:
For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois at cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be or Caroline Buts at caroline.buts@vub.be.

 

Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff September 12, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.

This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).

Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.

For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois: cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be

JUST PUBLISHED – Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement

Josselin Droff August 29, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
Military and defense organizations are a vital component to any nation, but defense procurement has been controversial for years. It has been characterized by several reforms or attempts to reform in order to reduce acquisition costs and increase the introduction of innovative capacities.
Kevin Burgess and Peter Antill (Cranfield University, UK) edited a just-released book, “Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement” reviewed today’s challenges and possible solutions to improve defense procurement.
Part of IGI’s Advances in Public Policy and Administration series, contributors analyzes the present state of defense organizations, examines reforms and solutions necessary to overcome current limitations of defense procurement. This book highlights methodologies and theoretical foundations that promote more effective practices in defense acquisition.
1. Defence Acquisition: A Practice in Need of Better Theorizing – Kevin Burgess
2 Competition in Defence Practice: Theory and Reality – Trevor Taylor
3 Defence Acquisition Reform and the British Condition: Promises, Betrayal, and Resignation – John Louth
4 Sectoral Polyarchy: How the Inherent Complexity and Risk of Defence Sector Acquisition Devours Innovation and Choice – Dan Bishop
5 Acquisition and Its Theoretical Foundations: A Phenomenon at the Crossroads of Phenomena – Sophie Lefeez
6 Building a Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Management Based on Service Dominant Logic Theory – Andreas H. Glas and Michael Essig
7 Collaborative Defence Procurement: How to Make It Work – Baudouin Heuninckx
8 Critical Raw Materials and UK Defence Acquisition: The Case of Rare Earth Elements – Julieanna Powell-Turner and Peter D. Antill
9 Defence Acquisition: A New Beast or a Dinosaur? – Derrick J Neal
10 Defence Procurement, Innovation, and Value for Money – Robert Charles Wylie
11 Defense Acquisition, Public Administration, and Pragmatism – Keith F. Snider
12 Innovation, Technology, and Defence Procurement: Reform or Paradigmatic Shift? – Renaud Bellais and Josselin Droff
13 Institutional Entrepreneurship in Defence Acquisition: What Don’t We Understand? – Derek McAvoy
14 Professionalism in Defence Acquisition: The Importance of Knowledge and the Concept of the Intelligent Customer – David M Moore
15 The Rationale for Offsets in Defence Acquisition from a Theoretical Perspective – Kogila Balakrishnan
16 Thinking Makes It So: The Foundations of a Theory of Business Ethics in Acquisition – Paul Newall
For further information:

 

Call for papers – ‎‎11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop (Ottawa)

Josselin Droff April 26, 2016 Tags: , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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Carleton University, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s‎ University organize the 11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop on November 3rd and 4th, 2016. This workshop will take place at Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada).

The Organizing committee is composed of:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC and Queen’s University)

Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)

Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)

Binyam Solomon (DRDC and Carleton University)

Contributions are most welcomed‎. If you want to propose a paper or attend this workshop, please contact:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC / Queen’s University)

Ugurhan.Berkok@rmc.ca

and Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)

skogstad@econ.queensu.ca

 

Reminder: Twentieth ICES, Ankara, Turkey on 15th-17th June 2016

Josselin Droff March 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , News No comments
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The Twentieth International Annual Conference on Economics and Security will be held at TED University, Ankara, Turkey on 15th-17th June 2016.
As usual, the conference aims to provide an opportunity for economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in the following areas:

• Regional security
• Economics of security
• Corruption and military spending
• Globalisation and the restructuring of the MIC
• Militarism and development
• Security sector reform
• Economics of conflict and war
• Post-conflict reconstruction
• Economics of the arms trade
• Procurement and offsets
• Arms races and alliances
• Peace economics and peace science
• Conversion and demilitarisation
• Economics of terrorism

Offers of papers on related topics are also welcome.
Abstracts (150-250 words) with a tentative title submitted before 1st April 2016 will be considered for the conference.

Further information on the organization of the conference are posted on the conference website at: http://ices2016.tedu.edu.tr/en/ices2016/
Please remember that for any further information about the conference, you can contact the organizers at the following address: ices2016@tedu.edu.tr

Conference Organizers:
Julide Yildirim, Department of Economics,TED University, Ankara
Tekin Köse, Department of Economics,TED University, Ankara
Prof. J Paul Dunne, Economics, University of Cape Town

Kick-off meeting of AEGES’ State-Industry relationship section

Josselin Droff October 10, 2015 Tags: , , News No comments

AEGES, the recently-created French ‎association of defence studies, is proud to announce the creation of its section “relations Etat-Industrie.” AEGES aims at gathering all researchers working on defence issues in France and ‎to welcome foreign contributors.

This new section will focus on political, strategical, economical, historical… dimensions that characterise relations between States and the defence industry in a multi-disciplinary approach. Indeed these topics remain under-explored in France.

The section aims at fostering research projects, providing a forum for debates as well as joint projects and launching seminars.

A kickoff meeting is scheduled on November 3rd at the University Paris 2 Assas at 6.00pm (Room 08, 92 rue d’Assas, Paris).

For more information, please have a look to the dedicated page (in French): http://www.guerre-strategie.com/#!relations-etat-industrie/csae

France – Italy Strategic Forum (14 April 2015, Roma)

Josselin Droff March 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , Uncategorized No comments
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The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), in cooperation with the Institut Français Italia, organizes a France-Italy Strategic Forum with the aim to analyze and discuss a number of issues on which outlining synergies scenarios and possible bilateral cooperations between the two countries. The project includes the drafting of three background papers and the organization of three conferences with Italian and French experts in the field of energy, defence and projection to the south of the Mediterranean (from Maghreb to Sub-Saharan Africa).

For more information see: http://www.iai.it/en/ricerche/france-italy-strategic-forum

“Rationalisation versus Histoire dans l’organisation géographique de la défense en France”

Defense & Realms September 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , Publications No comments

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“Rationalisation versus Histoire dans l’organisation géographique de la défense en France”

An article written by Josselin Droff and Julien Malizard has been recently published in the Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (Journal of Regional and Urban Economics).

The article presents an economic perspective of the main trends in the geographic pattern of the national defense in France. The authors propose an overview of both social and regional costs caused by the rationalization process of defense (paper in French).

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