Security and Technology

  • John Zysman
Part of the Issues in International Security book series (IIS)


Security rests on economic foundations, on the ability to focus as well as to generate resources. It seems evident that in the long run power and wealth depend on each other. The ability to focus resources on security concerns is, evidently, a political matter. The capacity to generate these resources turns on how we structure and organize our market economy. That capacity is a matter of political economy.


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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Steven K. Vogel, Japanese High Technology, Politics, and Power (Berkeley BRIE Research Paper no. 2, March 1989).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Samuel Huntington, “Coping with the Lippman Gap,” Foreign Policy 66 (1987–1988), pp. 453–77.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ramchandran Jaikumar, From Filing and Fitting to Flexible Manufacturing: A Study in the Evolution of Process Control (Cambridge: Harvard Business School, Working Paper, 1988).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Alain Mine, La Grande Illusion (Paris: B. Grasset, 1989).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Zysman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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