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Arms and Ethnic Conflict

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August 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book explores the function of arms in ethnic conflict by looking at arms acquisition by ethnic groups, government involvement in escalation, and the role of outsiders in arms influx and sometimes, conflict resolution. Important new data and a fresh look at established records of arms and ethnic conflict are hallmarks of this book.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Arms and Ethnic Conflict Chapter 3 The Diffusion of Arms Chapter 4 Arms and the Onset of Ethnic Conflict Chapter 5 Arms and the Progression of Ethnic Conflict Chapter 6 Arms and Efforts to Resolve Ethnic Conflict Chapter 7 Reducing the Negative Impact of Arms

Portrait

John Sislin is a research associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. Frederic S. Pearson is director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies on Mediating Theory and Democratic Systems at Wayne State University.

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Arms and Ethnic Conflict is an extremely topical book. It presents a wealth of information on the crucial impact of arms in ongoing conflicts. It is important to know, and politically highly relevant, that the availability of arms is neither necessary nor sufficient to start or escalate a war, but that mounting arms availability appears to carry away political decision makers in a conflict. -- Herbert Wulf, Bonn International Center for Conversion This is the first full-length systematic study of the relationships between arms flows and the outbreak, progression, and outcomes of contemporary ethnic conflicts, and also the first to inject arms export controls into the entire spectrum of conflict prevention, management, resolution, and post-war reconstruction and peace-building. It will provide powerful ammunition to advocates of arms transfer restraint. Its policy recommendations should be taken seriously by all concerned governments and implemented wherever possible. -- Joseph Smaldone, former director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Export Control and Conventional Arms Nonproliferation Policy John Sislin and Frederic S. Pearson have written a fine book that addresses a complex and understudies issue: the role of arms in ethnic conflict. Arms and Ethnic Conflict is a very good book that is judicious in its use of data, cautious in its claims, and of relevance to policymakers as well as scholars... American Political Science Review Sislin and Pearson dissect incisively the many ways in which the stocks and supply of arms affect the onset, course, and outcomes of ethnic warfare. Efforts to establish an international regime regulating the flow of arms to countries in crisis are thus far weak and wildly inconsistent, but the authors document just enough instances of partial success to justify redoubled efforts. First and last steps are clear and feasible. The first is to monitor and publicize stocks and flows of arms, light arms most of all, in bad neighborhoods. The last is to provide international incentives and guarantees for decommissioning arms and armies, an essential step in civil war settlement. -- Ted Robert Gurr, University of Maryland John Sislin and Frederic S. Pearson have written a fine book that addresses a complex and understudies issue: the role of arms in ethnic conflict. Arms and Ethnic Conflict is a very good book that is judicious in its use of data, cautious in its claims, and of relevance to policymakers as well as scholars. American Political Science Review
EAN: 9780847688555
ISBN: 0847688550
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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