Landmines and Human Security

International Politics and War's Hidden Legacy

Edited by Richard A. Matthew, Bryan McDonald, Kenneth R. Rutherford
Foreword by Her Majesty Queen Noor, The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, Lady Heather Mills McCartney, Sir Paul McCartney, and Senator Patrick Leahy

Subjects: Peace
Series: SUNY series in Global Politics
Paperback : 9780791463109, 318 pages, January 2006
Hardcover : 9780791463093, 318 pages, June 2004

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Table of contents

Forewords

 

Her Majesty Queen Noor
The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy
Lady Heather Mills McCartney and Sir Paul McCartney
Senator Patrick Leahy

 

Acknowledgments

PART I: THE GLOBAL LANDMINE CRISIS

1. Human Security and the Mine Ban Movement I: Introduction
Richard A. Matthew

2. The Global Landmine Crisis in the 1990s
Bryan McDonald

3. Evaluating the Impacts of the Ottawa Treaty
Leah Fraser

PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON THE MINE BAN MOVEMENT

4. Nongovernmental Organizations and the Landmine Ban
Kenneth R. Rutherford

5. Clearing the Path to a Mine-Free World: Implementing the Ottawa Convention
Kerry Brinkert and Kevin Hamilton

6. Europe and the Ottawa Treaty: Compliance with Exceptions and Loopholes
Paul Chamberlain and David Long

7. Perspective from a Mine-Affected Country: Mozambique
Carlos dos Santos

8. Victim Assistance: Landmine Survivors’ Perspectives
Raquel Willerman

PART III: RELATED ISSUES: DEMINING AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE

9. Political Minefield
Michael J. Flynn

10. Tackling the Global Landmine Problem: The United States Perspective
Stacy Bernard Davis and Donald F. "Pat" Patierno

11. Demining: Enhancing the Process
Colin King

12. Public–Private Demining Partnerships: A Case Study of Afghanistan
Oren J. Schlein

13. Landmines Prolong Conflicts and Impede Socioeconomic Development
Nay Htun

14. The Victim Assistance Provision of the Mine Ban Treaty
Glenna L. Fak

15. The Environmental Impacts of Landmines
Claudio Torres Nachón

16. A Necessary Evil?: Reexamining the Military Utility of Antipersonnel Landmines
Ted Gaulin

17. Are Landmines Still Needed to Defend South Korea?: A Mine Use Case Study
J. Antonio Ohe

PART IV: IMPLICATIONS OF THE MINE BAN MOVEMENT

18. The Campaign to Ban Antipersonnel Landmines: Potential Lessons
Stephen Goose and Jody Williams

19. The Campaign to Ban Antipersonnel Landmines and Global Civil Society
Paul Wapner

20. Human Security and the Mine Ban Movement II: Conclusions
Richard A. Matthew

Contributors

Index

SUNY Series in Global Politics

Recounts and evaluates the worldwide effort to ban landmines.

Description

An impressive array of activists, scholars, government officials, journalists, and landmine victims themselves are gathered here to tell the dramatic and inspiring story of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). Organized in the early 1990s, the ICBL is a network of more than one thousand nongovernmental organizations worldwide, working for a global ban on landmines. It was an important force behind the treaty to ban antipersonnel landmines that was signed in Ottawa in 1997, and which led to its being awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, along with its coordinator.

Richard A. Matthew is Associate Professor of International and Environmental Politics and Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California at Irvine. Bryan McDonald is Assistant Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California at Irvine. Kenneth R. Rutherford is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwest Missouri State University and cofounder of the Landmine Survivors Network.