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Dumas, Lloyd J.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 5,315 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lloyd J Dumas
The technology trap : where human error and malevolence meet powerful technologies by Lloyd J Dumas( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1975 to 1990, more than 66,000 people in the U.S. military were permanently relieved of their duties involving nuclear weapons--jobs they had already been performing--because they were judged unreliable. On average, there has been one nuclear weapons-related accident every seven months for the past 60 years. How safe do you feel? Most of us assume that those in charge can always control any technology people create, no matter how powerful. But in a world of imperfect human beings--prone to error, emotion, and sometimes malevolent behavior--this is an arrogant and potentially disastrous assumption. This book is filled with careful analysis backed by compelling, factual stories that illustrate how easy it is for situations to go terribly wrong, despite our best efforts to prevent them. The Technology Trap neither advocates an anti-technology "return to nature," nor underplays the marvels of our high-tech world. Instead, it reveals the multi-sided potential for disaster that surrounds us in our modern world, explains how we arrived at this predicament, explores the nature and ubiquity of human fallibility, exposes why commonly proposed "solutions" to these technological Achilles heels cannot work, and suggests viable alternatives that actually can prevent human-induced technological disasters."--Jacket
The peacekeeping economy : using economic relationships to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure world by Lloyd J Dumas( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea that military strength is virtually synonymous with security is deeply entrenched and widely held. But while the threat or use of military force may sometimes be necessary, it cannot keep us as safe as we would be by building relationships that replace hostility with a sense of mutual purpose and mutual gain. Economic relationships, says Lloyd J. Dumas, can offer a far more effective, and far less costly, means of maintaining security. After defining the right kind of economic relationship--one that is balanced and nonexploitative, emphasizes development, and minimizes environmental damage--Dumas then addresses some practical concerns in establishing and maintaining these relationships. He also considers the practical problems of the transition from military-based security arrangements to "economic peacekeeping," and the effects of demilitarized security on economic development and prosperity. -- Publisher description
The overburdened economy : uncovering the causes of chronic unemployment, inflation, and national decline by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethal arrogance : human fallibility and dangerous technologies by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lloyd J. Dumas's terrifying book chronicles past and potential calamities to shock us out of the complacent belief that we are safe in the hands of technology. Dumas presents what he calls a "calculus of catastrophe," an intelligent and aware evaluation of the disasters we can foresee and prevent, the risks that are too unlikely to worry about, and even the technologies that are too hazardous to warrant their use. Lethal Arrogance sounds an urgent wake-up call to put mind over matter and exercise human judgment over technological dominance."--Jacket
The Political economy of arms reduction : reversing economic decay( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conservation response : strategies for the design and operation of energy-using systems by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making peace possible : the promise of economic conversion by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Making Peace Possible, the editors have presented a range of papers which focus on the theory and practice of economic conversion of military-oriented industry to civilian use. The book brings together a wealth of information from academic research and from case studies undertaken by individual countries and by the United Nations. Covering such diverse topics as the relationship between the level of armament expenditure in the industrialized countries and economic aid to less developed countries, the economic impact of ever-increasing expenditure on arms, and the theory and practical exper
Confronting corruption, building accountability : lessons from the world of international development advising by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crisis that nearly brought the world's financial house down in 2008 demonstrated clearly and powerfully that the global economy cannot work well where there is widespread deception based in deep-seated corruption and lack of accountability. Corruption and lack of accountability are also key reasons why international development assistance so often fails to deliver on its promise. With a unique focus on corruption among those giving rather than receiving development advice, this book analyzes the problem, considers how major donor organizations approach it, and offers a series of helpful strategies for working toward solutions--in aid delivery and beyond"--
The socio-economics of conversion from war to peace by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Ghaṭrasah al-mumītah : al-khiṭaʼ al-basharī wa-al-tiknūlūjiyāt al-khaṭrah by Lloyd J Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lloyd J. Dumas's terrifying book chronicles past and potential calamities to shock us out of the complacent belief that we are safe in the hands of technology. Dumas presents what he calls a "calculus of catastrophe," an intelligent and aware evaluation of the disasters we can foresee and prevent, the risks that are too unlikely to worry about, and even the technologies that are too hazardous to warrant their use. Lethal Arrogance sounds an urgent wake-up call to put mind over matter and exercise human judgment over technological dominance
Behavioral patterns and anticipations data: an econometric model of investment in the electric utilities. by Lloyd J Dumas( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human fallibility and weapons by Lloyd J Dumas( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National security, non-contributive activity and macroeconomic analysis: theoretical, empirical and methodological issues by Lloyd J Dumas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Policy dimensions of economic conversion: separating the wheat from the chaff by Lloyd J Dumas( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The economics of peacekeeping by Lloyd J Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is Development an Effective Way to fight Terrorism? by LLoyd J Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conversion options by Lloyd J Dumas( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Some options for halting the arms race by Lloyd J Dumas( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Global resources and military demand by Ruth Leger Sivard( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The technology trap : where human error and malevolence meet powerful technologies
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The peacekeeping economy : using economic relationships to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure worldLethal arrogance : human fallibility and dangerous technologiesConfronting corruption, building accountability : lessons from the world of international development advisingThe socio-economics of conversion from war to peace
Alternative Names
Dumas, Lloyd J.

Dumas, Lloyd J. 1945-

Dumas, Lloyd Jeff.

Lloyd J. Dumas American economist

Lloyd J. Dumas economista estadounidense

Languages
English (102)

Arabic (1)