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KINT 4985 - Defence Industry : governance and relations with governments

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to present the main features of the Defence Industry: its innovative character and its role in the Defence system of any State. The raison d'être of a Defence Industry is to equip the armed forces of a State and it has shaped the governance of this Industry, with special relations to governments. This course will provide an overview of the main issues of the Defence Industry, from national and international perspectives.


GRAS, Olivier (Ingénieur général de l'armement)

Pedagogical format

Mix of lecture from the teacher and student participation through presentations, take-home papers, and discussion on lecture as well.

Course validation

The assessment of students' performance will be based on oral presentations where students will team into groups (35%), class participation (15%) and a final individual take-home paper of 4 to 5 pages (55%).


Readings are mandatory and good preparation ahead of the course.

Required reading

  • Richard A. Preston, Sydney F. Wise and Herman O. Werner, Men in Arms: a History of Warfare and its Interrelationships with Western Society 5th Edition (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc.).
  • Keith Hartley (2007) The arms industry, Procurement and industrial policies, Handbook of Defence Economics, edited by Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley

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