Micro-Disarmament: controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons and the International Security Agenda.

Clive Beauchamp

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Abstract

This paper considers the post-Cold war diffusion and proliferation of small arms, their atteractiveness for violent non-state actors, some aspects of of the arms trade and their impact on intra-state and cross-border conflicts. The study also focuses proncipally on the development of initiatives at UN level including the adoption of the Programme of Action and the Un resolution to to develop in 2008 an International Arms Treaty. Obstacles to global action are discussed including the international pro-gun lobby and the the resistance of the major weapons producing sytates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPSA2008
EditorsClaire Pomery
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Political Studies Assoc
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralasian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference - Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 06 Jul 200809 Jul 2008

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference
CountryAustralia
Period06/07/0809/07/08

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    Beauchamp, C. (2008). Micro-Disarmament: controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons and the International Security Agenda. In C. Pomery (Ed.), APSA2008 (pp. 1-18). Australian Political Studies Assoc.