Small Arms Survey 2005
This is a second-hand copy of the book Small Arms Survey 2005, a project of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and published by Oxford University Press.
Condition: this is a used book in good condition, though there is shelf wear to the cover. The product image probably looks worse than it is due to the black surface showing every imperfection in high detail.
From the back:
The Small Arms Survey 2005: Weapons at War provides an overview of small arms ammunition as well as new and updated information on small arms production, stockpiles, transfers, and international measures. This edition is dedicated to issues surrounding armed conflict, including the sourcing of weapons to conflict areas, weapons use, conflict deaths, and post-conflict disarmament initiatives. It also presents two case studies: one exploring the concept of 'gun culture' in Kosovo, the other focusing on the Central African Republic. In addition, this volume surveys representations of small arms and armed violence in contemporary art.
The main chapters are:
- Rounding out the Gun: Ammunition
- Unpacking Production: The Small Arms Industry
- The Count Continues: Stockpiles
- Reaching for the Big Picture: An Update on Small Arms Transfers
- Locking onto Target: Light Weapons Control Measures
- Shooting Gallery: An Introduction to Guns in Contemporary Art
- Sourcing the Tools of War: Small Arms Supplies to Conflict Zones
- Violent Exchanges: The Use of Small Arms in Conflict
- 'Gun Culture' in Kosovo: Questioning the Origins of Conflict
- Behind the Numbers: Small Arms and Conflict Deaths
- Managing 'Post-conflict' Zones: DDR and Weapons Reduction
- The Central African Republic: A Case Study of Small Arms and Conflict
About the project
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 as a resource centre 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,