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The Challenge of Sub-Regional Security in West Africa : The case of the 2006 ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This Discussion Paper provides insights into the challenges posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in West Africa, paying particular attention to the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons as a collective sub-regional response to a potent threat to peace, security and development. It connects global and regional discourses on illicit arms control and provides a balanced, empirical xamination of the performance of the convention. It is a useful contribution to debates on arms-proliferation control in Africa and provides well-informed recommendations of interest to scholars, peace activists, policy practitioners and strategists working on peace and security in Africa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2011. , 39 p.
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 69
Keyword [en]
West Africa, Weapons, Small arms, Armament, Disarmament, Arms transfers, Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Organized crime, Regional security, Regional cooperation, Post-conflict reconstruction
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1500ISBN: 978-91-7106-710-4OAI: diva2:478514
Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-16 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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