Year - 2015

IFAIR-Panel on Weapons Trade with Experts from SIPRI and BICC

Do arms exports lead to more violence or can they contribute to establishing peace? Opinions on that question differ significantly, and existing data only allows […]

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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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