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Taking Aim at the Arms Trade: NGOS, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order

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Author: Anna Stavrianakis
Subjects: Politics, International Relations
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2010
Paperback, 224 pages
This well-researched, incisive study is essential reading for anyone concerned with the possibilities of change and challenges to military power in our society.'
Martin Shaw, University of Sussex

'Anna Stavrianakis has written a critical account of non-governmental activism that challenges preconceived notions of the progressive and benevolent nature of civil society, and sheds light on the complex inter-relationships between states and NGOs, and between interests and power.'
Keith Krause, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

 

 

Taking Aim at The Arms Trade: NGOs, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order takes a critical look at the ways in which NGOs portray the arms trade as a problem of international politics and the strategies they use to effect change.

NGOs have been pivotal in bringing the suffering caused by the arms trade to public attention, documenting its negative impact on human rights, conflict, security and development around the world, and pushing for measures to control or eradicate the trade. Overall, however, their activity has helped sideline debate on Northern military predominance while facilitating intervention in the South based on liberal understandings of the arms trade, conflict, development and human rights. They thus contribute to the perpetuation of a hierarchical world military order and the construction of the South as a site of Northern benevolence and intervention.

Stavrianakis exposes the tensions inherent in NGOs' engagement with the arms trade and argues for a re-examination of dominant assumptions about NGOs as global civil society actors.

 

 

Anna Stavrianakis is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. Her main research interests are NGOs and global civil society; the arms trade and military globalisation; and critical approaches to the study of international security.
Taking Aim at the Arms Trade: NGOS, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order
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