Military Keynesianism today: an innovative discourse

  title={Military Keynesianism today: an innovative discourse},
  author={Peter Custers},
  journal={Race & Class},
  pages={79 - 94}
  • Peter Custers
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • Race & Class
  • The term 'military Keynesianism' refers to economic policies in which the government devotes large amounts of spending to the military in order to foster economic growth. In this article, a number of crucial distinctions are made between different forms of military Keynesian policy, providing a more sophisticated picture of the practices of US and EU governments. It is argued that a form of military Keynesianism can be said to be operating even where it is not the primary means for regulating… CONTINUE READING


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