Corpus ID: 158743984

French-South African arms trade relations as a community of practice, 1955-1979

  title={French-South African arms trade relations as a community of practice, 1955-1979},
  author={Van der Velde and R. Martin},
  • Van der Velde, R. Martin
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • This study reconstructs the French-South African arms trade in French military helicopters between 1955 and 1979, which flourished in defiance of international reprobation of Apartheid. New evidence reveals the shaping influence to policy of inter-state social relations at operational levels, leading to extended trajectories beyond the accepted historical milestones of the 1963 and 1977 UN arms embargoes. By retracing an emerging commercial process of arms trade spanning two decades, the… CONTINUE READING


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