Determinants of Arms Export Decision-Making: Enhancing Compliance through the Informational Endowment of Domestic Interest Groups

<!--:de-->How to ensure that arms transfers contribute to the internal and external stability of importers and at the same time support human rights and democratization processes – instead of deteriorating the former and hampering the later? This essay outlines a theoretically derived proposition for a way to increase compliance with arms export regulations. I argue that weak international institutions could be strengthened by NGO activity, increasing transparency, and enabling national interest groups to act as domestic compliance mechanisms.<!--:-->

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