Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City (Small Arms Survey)

Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City (Small Arms Survey)

By: Small Arms Survey, Geneva (author)Hardback

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The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence, and as a resource centre for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists. The Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City offers new and updated information on small arms production, stockpiles, transfers, and measures, including a special focus on transfer controls. This year's thematic section explores the complex issue of urban violence with case studies on Burundi and Brazil as well as a photo essay by award-winning combat photographer Lucian Read. This edition also features chapters on lessons learned from the tracing of ammunition, the relationship between gun prices and conflict, and the role of small arms in South Sudan.

About Author

The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence, and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, and sociology. The team works closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners.

Contents

Foreword Antanas Mockus; Introduction; 1. Multiplying the sources: licensed and unlicensed military production; 2. Completing the count: civilian firearms; 3. Probing the grey area: irresponsible small arms transfers; 4. Back to basics: transfer controls in global perspective; Photo Essay. Guns in the frame: urban violence in the Philippines Lucian Read; 5. Guns in the city: urban landscapes of armed violence; 6. Armed violence in Burundi: conflict and post-conflict Bujumbura; 7. Mapping the divide: firearm violence and urbanization in Brazil; 8. What price the Kalashnikov? The economics of small arms; 9. Enemy within: ammunition diversion in Uganda and Brazil; 10. Persistent instability: armed violence and insecurity in South Sudan.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521880398
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780521880398
  • weight: 1182
  • ISBN10: 0521880394

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