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Small Arms Control

Old Weapons, New Issues, 1st Edition

By Jayantha Dhanapala, Mitsuro Donowaki, Lora Lumpe


301 pages

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First published in 1999, the papers collected in this volume were originally prepared for four workshops organized by the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs to inform the work of the Panel of Governmental Experts on Small Arms. These workshops were held during 1995-96. Some of the authors updated their papers for publication in early 1998. Lora Lumpe, senior fellow with the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers in Oslo and Tamar Gabelnick, Acting Director of the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, DC edited the presentations for this book.


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Table of Contents

Part 1. Causal Factors and Policy Considerations. 1. An Overview of the Global Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons. Michael Klare. 2. Light Weapons and Human Security – A Conceptual Overview. Andrew Latham. 3. Problems and Linkages in Controlling the Proliferation of Light Weapons. Virginia Gamba. 4. Working Toward Policies for Controlling Light Weapons. Susannah L. Dyer and Natalie J. Goldring. 5. Causation and the Arms Trade, with Reference to Small Arms. Ian Anthony. 6. Peace Operations, Disarmament and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Jakkie Potgieter. 7. Areas of Major Concentration in the Use and Traffic of Small Arms. Chris Smith. Part 2. The Problem of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa. 8. Control Efforts in the Sahel Region. Henny J. van der Graaf. 9. The Case of Somalia. Mohamed Nur Galal. 10. Rwanda and Burundi: A Tragic Case Study of Small Arms. Mujahid Alam. 11. Zimbabwe’s Experience with Small Arms. M. R. Nyambuya. 12. The Situation in Namibia. Hopelong U. Ipinge. 13. A Case Study of Light Weapons in Swaziland. Timothy L. L. Dlamini. 14. Small Sarms Proliferation and Disarmament in Mozambique. Tomé Picasso. 15. Firearms in South Africa. Eric Bruce Dewey. 16. A Sociological Perspective on Small Arms Proliferation in South Africa. Jacklyn Cock. Part 3. The Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean. 17. Sources of Weapons Procurement, Diffusion and Violence in Central America. Alejandro Bendaña. 18. Central America, Haiti and Colombia: Problems, Initiatives and Additional Measures. Edward J. Laurance. 19. Demobilisations and Integration of Former Combatants in Guatemala. Fabiola Fuentes Orellana. 20. El Salvador’s Consumer Goods for Firearms Programme. David Gutierrez. 21. Small Arms Transfers in the Republic of Panama. Carlos Augusto Herrera Rodriguez. 22. Controlling the Tools of Violence in the Caribbean. Nestor Ogilvie. 23. Links Between Drugs and Arms in Colombia. Daniel Garcia-Peña Jaramillo. 24. Model Regulations for the Control of Firearms. Michael Sullivan. Part 4. The Plague of Small Arms and Light Weaponry in South Asia. 25. Sources of Small Arms and Light Weapons Procurement in Southwest Asia. Pyotr G. Litavrin. 26. Light Weapons Flows to and from Afghanistan. Niaz A. Naik. 27. Linkages Between Arms Trafficking and the Drug Trade in South Asia. Muhammad Shahedul Anam Khan. 28. Illicit Transfer of Conventional Weapons: the Role of State and Non-State Actors in South Asia. Rohan Grunaratna. 29. National, Regional and Global Measures for Controlling Light Weapons. Jasjit Singh.

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