This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the Multilateral Non-Proliferation Export Control system and the national and international context within which it functions. Key features: "
'Globalisation of markets has complicated the control of precursor materials for WMD. This analysis of global export control arrangement for them, in particular whether they have moved beyond norm-building to implementation, is a valuable contribution to an important global security issue. Its advocacy of a single global export control mechanism is logical and well articulated though, as it acknowledges, difficult to achieve.' John Simpson, University of Southampton 'Overall, the book is well written. In approximately 250 pages, it provides an excellent background to the multilateral export control regimes and will provide the reader with all he/she needs to know about the basic rules of export control.' NATO Legal Gazette 'One of the most commendable attributes of this volume is the breadth of perspectives it offers. The individual contributors offer specific improvements that could be made to each of the regimes discussed and also to the beureaucratic frameworks of specific States.' Web Journal of Current Legal Studies
Contents: Foreword; Introduction. Part I Introduction to International Export Controls: Multilateral Export Control Regimes: Operations, successes, failures and the challenges ahead, Seema Gahlaut; The economics of arms export controls, Ronald Smith and Maria Garcia-Alonso. Part II Exploration of Regimes: The Wassenaar Arrangement: Transparency and restraint through trans-governmental cooperation?, Michael Lipson; Emptying the haunted air: the current and future missile control regime, Scott Jones; CBW export controls: towards regime integration?, Alexander Kelle; Nuclear export controls: closing the gaps, Adam M. Scheinman. Part III National and Regional Case Studies: Strategic export controls: a case study of regulation of executive power and parliamentary accountability in the United Kingdom, John F. McEldowney; The 11th Commandment?, Bent Andersen and Maja S. Thagaard; A regional export control regime in East Asia: from no regime to a soft regime, Takehiko Yamamoto. Part IV The Future of International Export Controls: The proliferation security initiative: an anti-institution?, Richard T. Cupitt and Chris Jones; Restructuring the multilateral export control regime system, Daniel H. Joyner; Index.