Controlling Small Arms: Consolidation, innovation and by Peter Batchelor,Kai Michael Kenkel

By Peter Batchelor,Kai Michael Kenkel

This edited quantity takes inventory of the nation of analysis and coverage at the factor of Small fingers and light-weight guns (SALW), ten years after the UN first agreed to accommodate the problem.

The finish of the chilly conflict originated a chain of phenomena that might for this reason come to dominate the political time table. probably so much symptomatic of the resultant surroundings is the marked escalation within the scale and dynamics of armed violence, pushed by way of the proliferation of SALW. occasions in Rwanda, Somalia and Bosnia seared into international awareness the devastating results of this phenomenon, and of the need to have interaction actively in its drawback and prevention.

This edited quantity explores and descriptions the examine and coverage at the SALW factor at this serious juncture. as well as supplying an in depth telling of the genesis and evolution of SALW examine and advocacy, the amount includes a sequence of essays from top students within the box on either advances in learn and motion on SALW. It displays on what has been accomplished when it comes to cumulative advances in information, method and research, and appears on the ways that those advancements have helped to notify coverage making at nationwide, neighborhood and foreign degrees. along situating and integrating earlier and current advances in advocacy and overseas motion, Controlling Small Arms additionally outlines destiny instructions for learn and motion.

This e-book should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of small fingers, peace and clash reviews, peacebuilding, safety reviews and IR.

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