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 kingdom of study and coverage at the factor of Small hands and lightweight guns (SALW), ten years after the UN first agreed to accommodate the problem.

The finish of the chilly warfare originated a chain of phenomena that might as a result come to dominate the political time table. probably such a lot 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 recognition the devastating results of this phenomenon, and of the need to interact actively in its difficulty and prevention.

This edited quantity explores and descriptions the learn and coverage at the SALW factor at this serious juncture. as well as offering an in depth telling of the genesis and evolution of SALW examine and advocacy, the amount encompasses a sequence of essays from major students within the box on either advances in study and motion on SALW. It displays on what has been completed by way of cumulative advances in facts, technique and research, and appears on the ways that those advancements have helped to notify coverage making at nationwide, local and foreign degrees. along situating and integrating prior and current advances in advocacy and foreign motion, Controlling Small Arms additionally outlines destiny instructions for learn and motion.

This ebook could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of small hands, peace and clash stories, peacebuilding, safety reviews and IR.

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