Book The international arms trade / by Rachel Stohl and Suzette Grillot.
Associated Name: Grillot, Suzette.
Publication year: 2009.
Call Number HD9743.A2 S765 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ;Malden, MA : Polity
ISBN: 9780745641546 0745641547
Series title: War and conflict in the modern world
Extent: x, 278 p. ; 21 cm.
"This book explores the complexities and realities of the global conventional weapons trade. It traces the history of the arms trade and examines how it has evolved since the end of the Cold War. In particular, the role of the largest arms exporters and importers and the business of selling conventional arms around the world are assessed, and new light is shed on the illicit arms trade and the shadowy dealers who profit from their deadly commerce. The book also looks closely at the devastating effect the business can have on countries, societies and individuals, and concludes with an evaluation of the various existing control strategies and the potential for future control opportunities."--Book jacket.
Introduction to the international arms trade -- The international arms trade in historical perspective -- The legal supply and transfer of arms -- The illicit arms trade -- The consequences of the international arms trade -- Controlling the international arms trade -- Conclusion.