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Governing Guns: International Cooperation against the Illicit Trade in Small Arms

Asif Efrat

in Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: International Cooperation against Illicit Trade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760305
eISBN:
9780199950010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760305.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tests the theoretical framework for the analysis of cooperation against illicit trade, developed in Chapter 2, empirically through an analysis of the international regulatory efforts ... More


Arms Racing, Costs, and Arms Control

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first discusses whether the term ‘arms race’ is accurately applied to the history of nuclear-armoury development, and whether the costs of such development have been disproportionate to ... More


Bear any burden? John F. Kennedy and Nuclear Weapons

Philip Nash

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kennedy's reliance on non‐nuclear assets and flexible response overshadowed his reliance on nuclear weapons, just as his nuclear restraint eclipsed recklessness. This is not surprising in view of the ... More


Case Study: Small Arms and Light Weapons

Caroline Fehl

in Living with a Reluctant Hegemon: Explaining European Responses to US Unilateralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608621
eISBN:
9780191731730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The fourth case study focuses on the 2001 UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and a series of follow-up negotiations aimed at reducing destabilizing arms flows to conflict regions. ... More


A Cultural Evolution: The Development of China's Anns-Control and Nonproliferation Community

in Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices, 1980-2004

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755528
eISBN:
9780804768245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the evolution of China's community of arms control and nonproliferation experts, and the U.S. role in that process. The expansion and pluralization of arms control community in ... More


Statecraft and the Balance of Power

David Armstrong

in Revolution and World Order: The Revolutionary State in International Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198275282
eISBN:
9780191598739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198275285.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Several practices serve the balance of power as an institution in international society: alliances, spheres of influence agreements, guarantees, compensation, and arms control arrangements. A balance ... More


John Erickson, 1929–2002

Malcolm Mackintosh

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Erickson made his mark as a historian, scholar, soldier and military analyst during a period of major upheaval in international relations after the Second World War — especially in Europe — and ... More


Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Dinah Shelton (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book evaluates the impact on state behaviour of international norms adopted in forms that are not legally binding. The use of such ‘soft law’ has increased dramatically with the proliferation of ... More


Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Daniel H. Joyner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199227358
eISBN:
9780191728488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty has proven the most complicated and controversial of all arms control treaties, both in principle and in practice. Statements of nuclear-weapon States from ... More


Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation

Jennifer Erickson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170963
eISBN:
9780231539036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170963.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book assesses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that was approved by the United Nations in 2013 and which set legally binding standards to regulate global arms exports. It explores the ... More


Explaining Compliance: Domestic Reputation and Arms Trade Scandal

Jennifer L. Erickson

in Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170963
eISBN:
9780231539036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170963.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the domestic pressures on the states' compliance with “responsible” arms export controls. Public pressure is not itself responsible for recent developments on arms export ... More


Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution

Louis Henkin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260981
eISBN:
9780191682193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260981.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This text contains Louis Henkin's classic book, long out of print, in a much-anticipated new edition. Reconceived, reorganised, and updated, this book remains a model of clarity. It is all about ... More


Negative Feedback: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Missile Defense on Chinese Arms-Control and Nonproliferation Policies

in Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices, 1980-2004

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755528
eISBN:
9780804768245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the hypothesized connection between U.S. policy intervention and changes in China's nonproliferation behavior from a different angle. It investigates U.S.-China disputes over ... More


Introduction

Philip Towle

in Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206361
eISBN:
9780191677090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

Disarmament and arms control are firmly associated in the public mind with efforts to maintain international peace through compromise and negotiation. However, there is a much older type of ... More


Moral Democratic Realism and the Endgame of the Cold War

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The merits of moral democratic realism can best be appreciated by examining the success of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War when the country's economy had stalled as a consequence of the ... More


Modern Means of Warfare: The Need to Rely upon International Humanitarian Law, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation Law to Achieve a Decent Regulation of Weapons

Natalino Ronzitti

in Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691661
eISBN:
9780191738593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691661.003.0042
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

At present disarmament and international humanitarian law employ two different techniques for regulating weapons. While disarmament prohibits the build-up and stockpiling of weapons, humanitarian law ... More


“Responsible” Arms Transfer Policy and the Politics of Social Reputation

Jennifer L. Erickson

in Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170963
eISBN:
9780231539036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170963.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines a theoretical argument of social reputation in explaining the states' commitment and compliance with “responsible” arms export controls. Generally, the argument holds that ... More


Arms Transfers and Export-Control Policies

Mark Bromley

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0042
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the attempt to coordinate and harmonize the dual-use and arms export control policies of EU member states, focusing in particular on the use of EU arms embargoes and the ... More


Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Alexander Kelle, Kathryn Nixdorff, and Malcolm Dando

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782753
eISBN:
9780804786157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book responds to a growing concern that changes in the life sciences and the nature of warfare could lead to a resurgent interest in chemical and biological weapons (CBW) capabilities. By ... More


Alternative Nuclear Futures

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Alternative nuclear futures do not come along in a vacuum or by happenstance. Nor can the future be masterfully engineered by deliberate choice. The countervailing trends are reviewed here and the ... More


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