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Even though the agricultural commuter belts of towns are significant loci of inhabitants switch, financial development and dynamic social switch inside of urban areas, so much study has a tendency to disregard this sector whereas targeting the built-up urban center. despite the fact that, with the present emphasis at the function of rural parts in coverage debates, it is crucial to acknowledge the significance of the 'commuter belt'.
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The situation in the 1980s is more complex . Spin-off from military technology is no longer obvious . That should not lead us - as it has led some commentators - into assuming that it no longer exists . But its nature has changed . Kaldor (1982a) and Rothschild (1980) are right to point to the increasingly specialised and `baroque' nature of military hardware - of tanks, missiles and planes . No civilian analogues of the MX missile or of the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Tornado will ever be marketed .
My own guess is that study of this will reveal that their power is real but exists in interaction with wider structures, particularly (to jump ahead in my argument) the state and the international system of states . The military-industrial complex is certainly not the neutral instrument of the state or capital as a whole, but neither is it their straightforward master . Economic explanations of militarism `Orthodox' Marxist analysis of militarism has indeed typically rejected the theory of the military-industrial complex as the explanation of militarism .
Civil nuclear power arose directly from the military use of nuclear energy . ) . Numerically controlled machine tools were invented for military production, and their development carefully nurtured by the United States military (Noble, 1978) . Similarly with the demand-boosting effects of military spending . In the late 1940s and 1950s, United States capitalism enjoyed unquestioned world dominance . Recession could be warded off by boosting demand at home through military spending and sustaining the buying power of Western Europe through Marshall Aid and `defense support' economic aid (Kolko and Kolko, 1972) .
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