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Sharing Security

The Political Economy of Burdensharing


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 1-20
  3. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 21-48
  4. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 49-79
  5. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 80-114
  6. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 115-142
  7. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 143-167
  8. Malcolm Chalmers
    Pages 168-182
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-230

About this book


Sharing Security is a unique and comprehensive study of a key yet often neglected feature of modern international society. It begins by assessing how political theory can contribute to an understanding of international burdensharing. It then analyses in turn why some Western states contribute more than others to common defences, the European Union budget and overseas development aid. It highlights the particular burdensharing problems involved in global regimes, focusing on the UN's continuing financial crisis and the costs of combating global warming. It argues that today's burdensharing disparities continue to be shaped by the particular character of the international settlement at the end of the Second World War.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) NATO OECD political economy European Union (EU) international relations military NATO OECD political economy political science political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Peace StudiesUniversity of BradfordUK

About the authors

Malcolm Chalmers is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford.

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