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The Resource Dangerous trade : arms exports, human rights, and international reputation, Jennifer L. Erickson

Dangerous trade : arms exports, human rights, and international reputation, Jennifer L. Erickson

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Dangerous trade : arms exports, human rights, and international reputation
Title
Dangerous trade
Title remainder
arms exports, human rights, and international reputation
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Erickson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United Nations's groundbreaking Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which went into effect in 2014, sets legally binding standards to regulate global arms exports and reflects the growing concerns toward the significant role that small and major conventional arms play in perpetuating human rights violations, conflict, and societal instability worldwide. Many countries that once staunchly opposed shared export controls and their perceived threat to political and economic autonomy are now beginning to embrace numerous agreements, such as the ATT and the EU Code of Conduct. Jennifer L. Erickson explores the reasons top arms-exporting democracies have put aside past sovereignty, security, and economic worries in favor of humanitarian arms transfer controls, and she follows the early effects of this about-face on export practice. She begins with a brief history of failed arms export control initiatives and then tracks arms transfer trends over time. Pinpointing the normative shifts in the 1990s that put humanitarian arms control on the table, she reveals that these states committed to these policies out of concern for their international reputations. She also highlights how arms trade scandals threaten domestic reputations and thus help improve compliance. Using statistical data and interviews conducted in France, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Erickson challenges existing IR theories of state behavior while providing insight into the role of reputation as a social mechanism and the importance of government transparency and accountability in generating compliance with new norms and rules.--
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Erickson, Jennifer L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arms transfers
  • Arms control
  • Export controls
  • Human rights
Label
Dangerous trade : arms exports, human rights, and international reputation, Jennifer L. Erickson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and overview -- "Responsible" arms transfer policy and the politics of social reputation -- History and contemporary trends in conventional arms export controls -- Explaining commitment : international reputation and 'responsible' arms transfer -- Policy -- Explaining compliance : domestic reputation and arms trade scandal -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
FIEb17720138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780231170963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)892794637
Label
Dangerous trade : arms exports, human rights, and international reputation, Jennifer L. Erickson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and overview -- "Responsible" arms transfer policy and the politics of social reputation -- History and contemporary trends in conventional arms export controls -- Explaining commitment : international reputation and 'responsible' arms transfer -- Policy -- Explaining compliance : domestic reputation and arms trade scandal -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
FIEb17720138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780231170963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)892794637

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