DOI: 10.5553/RP/048647001974016005645

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Does France have an arms export policy?

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Yohanan Manor, "Does France have an arms export policy?", Res Publica, 5, (1974):645-661

    Although taking place mainly in the private sector, the French arms industry is a very tightly controlled activity, and decision making on arms exports are made within a general framework which takes info account the chief aspects of France global policy.Mercantile considerations are not the main factor in French arms exports. Actually, France has used very counsciously and systematically its arms exports to further its global policy, especially its ambition to build Europe around itself.However, the effective contribution of these arms exports to the attainment of France main goals has been rather dubious and volatile.

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