Domestic Reputation and Arms Trade Scandal
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 controls as the public is simply uninterested. However, when violations of arms export controls are publicized, reputational costs arise, such as loss of government legitimacy and electoral retribution. The threat of scandal, along with the need to maintain a good social reputation in the international community drives states to comply with arms export controls. This chapter then looks at the traditions of secrecy and silence in the arms trade among major arms-producing states.
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