This open access volume of the NL ARMS offers an interdisciplinary view on the domain of Compliance and Integrity in International Military Trade (CIIMT), integrating defence economics, international law, arms export control frameworks and policies, information management, organizational sciences and ethics. Although CIIMT constitutes a relatively novel research domain across private and public defence-related sectors, the subject evokes a high level of interest, instigating a need for critical thinking, reflection and creativity to address ensuing multi-faceted issues and problems.
The Faculty of Military Sciences (FMS) at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) extends an in-house MSc programme on CIIMT, which, by integrating practice and scientific-based knowledge, aims to contribute to this need. This programme is, aside from striving to improve the military dimension in international military trade, particularly concerned with studying managerial questions regarding strategic trade control of military and dual-use goods and services.
CIIMT ties in with the NLDA’s vision on scientific education, embedded in the reflective practitioners’ paradigm uniting both management and leadership skills needed to decide and operate in high-tension and high-risk knowledge intensive environments. The FMS uses this paradigm to refer to the critical thinking, reflection and Bildung that characterize its thinking doers, the so-called Thinking Soldiers, either at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
In view of the complexity of the international trade regarding military and dual-use goods and services, the rapid evolvement of strategic trade control and frameworks, and its importance to procurement processes, defence organizations require innovative thinking doers, who, based on an in-depth understanding, from an interdisciplinary perspective can be expected to find creative solutions to problems.
With a foreword by Prof. Dr. Patrick Oonincx, Dean of Faculty Military Sciences Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda/Den Helder, The Netherlands.
NL ARMS 2021 comprises, amongst others, contributions from students and lecturers.
Specific to this volume in the Series:
- Unique interdisciplinary perspective on strategic trade control
- Combination of practice-based and academic research
- Comprehensive overview of compliance and integrity within the international military trade
The NL ARMS is published annually and appears in the NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies Series