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Small Arms Survey 2015
Weapons and the World

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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107041981

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    • The Small Arms Survey 2015 examines the role of weapons and armed violence in humanity's appropriation of the earth's wildlife and mineral riches - in Africa, where the poaching of elephants and rhinos is becoming increasingly militarised, and near resource extraction sites around the world. In addition to presenting updates on the UN small arms process and the top arms importers and exporters, the volume assesses how recent technological developments affect weapons marking, record-keeping, and tracing; reviews small arms flows to Egypt, Libya, and Syria; and evaluates a stockpile management initiative in south-east Europe. The 'armed actors' section sheds light on the arms and ammunition used by insurgents in northern Mali, the decline of the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda, and the use of floating armouries by private security companies in the Indian Ocean. This edition also analyses conditions that are driving young people to adopt high-risk coping strategies in Burundi.

      • Chapter introductions list the key findings, allowing readers to glean the main messages of each chapter, and an executive summary reviews the main findings and messages of the book
      • Features original research, exposing readers to new and cutting-edge research and topical subjects
      • Agenda-setting and policy-relevant recommendations exposes readers to emerging issues of concern at the local, national, and international levels; serves to inform policy-making and programming; and identifies knowledge gaps for future research
      • Richly illustrated with maps, graphic elements, illustrations and photographs
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      "I commend the Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World for the many insights it offers into the relationship between firearms and wildlife crime, as well as other pertinent small arms issues. I have little doubt that this volume will be of great interest to those working to protect our natural heritage, as well as others involved in arms control and the promotion of peace and security."
      Paula Kahumbu, Executive Director, WildlifeDirect

      "The catastrophic loss of wildlife has many causes, but the unsustainable exploitation of species by humans is often central to it. The Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World is a critical investigation into the threat that people pose to wildlife. The Survey scrutinizes the groups and weapons that are driving some species towards extinction and the responses mounted by governments, NGOs, and local communities, providing important evidence for the global effort to combat poaching and animal trafficking."
      Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

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      Product details

      • Date Published: July 2015
      • format: Hardback
      • isbn: 9781107041981
      • length: 287 pages
      • dimensions: 251 x 197 x 20 mm
      • weight: 0.94kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      1. In the line of fire: elephant and rhino poaching in Africa
      2. Digging for trouble: violence and frontier urbanization
      3. One meeting after another: UN process update
      4. Trade update: after the 'Arab Spring'
      5. Less 'bang' for the buck: stockpile management in south-east Europe
      6. Expanding arsenals: insurgent arms in Northern Mali
      7. Waning cohesion: the rise and fall of the FDLR-FOCA
      8. Stockpiles at sea: floating armouries in the Indian ocean
      9. Unprotected: young people in post-conflict Burundi.

    • Corporation

      Small Arms Survey, Geneva
      The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Its mandate is to generate impartial, evidence-based, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence. It is the principal international source of expertise, information, and analysis on small arms and armed violence issues, and acts as a resource for governments, policymakers, researchers, and civil society.

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