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

Jennifer Erickson


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 reasons top arms-exporting democracies have put aside past sovereignty, security and economic worries in favor of humanitarian arms transfer controls, and follows the early effects of this about-face on export practice. The book explains that this groundbreaking treaty reflects a growing concern that small and major conventional arms play a significant role in perpetuating human rights violations, c ... More

Keywords: Arms Trade Treaty, global arms exports, United Nations, conventional arms, arms-export control initiatives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170963
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Erickson, author
Boston College