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Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines
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Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines

by Kenneth R. Rutherford
     
 

This book provides a detailed history of the global movement to ban anti-personnel landmines (APL), marking the first case of a successful worldwide civil society movement to end the use of an entire category of weapons.

• Presents new information on the Mine Ban Treaty gleaned from interviews and intensive research in ten countries

• Includes 34

Overview

This book provides a detailed history of the global movement to ban anti-personnel landmines (APL), marking the first case of a successful worldwide civil society movement to end the use of an entire category of weapons.

• Presents new information on the Mine Ban Treaty gleaned from interviews and intensive research in ten countries

• Includes 34 photographs from on-the-ground photographers

• Provides a bibliography that is the most current and comprehensive resource currently available for landmine researchers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313393969
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Praeger Security International Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

United States Senator Patrick Leahy
"Ken Rutherford, who turned a horrifying personal tragedy into a global crusade for the rights and dignity of the world's landmine victims, has written an exhaustive and compelling history of the international effort to ban antipersonnel mines. Drawing from his own experience and primary sources that were not previously publicly available, Ken provides an intimate portrayal of the vision, strategy, and play by play unfolding of a campaign that made history. As Ken's book illustrates, this campaign was path-breaking not only for what it has and continues to achieve, but also for the example it offers for future efforts by private citizens, civil society organizations, and governments with the vision and tenacity to work together to change the world."
Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth
"Ken Rutherford's personal experience and extraordinary perseverance allowed him to speak truth to power in Washington and around the world about the tragic humanitarian consequences of anti-personnel landmines. Disarming States will prove to be the definitive history of the remarkable ‘bottom up' international movement to ban these ‘hidden killers' from the face of the earth."
Jody Williams
"A rich description and valued addition by a respected leader in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that spearheaded the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Rutherford provides compelling insights into how civil society was able to engage the public conscience in such a way that resulted in government action to deal with landmine proliferation in a timely fashion."
Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield
"Landmine survivor, humanitarian and scholar Ken Rutherford tells the remarkable story of how the international movement to ban landmines touched the conscience of the world, harnessed the newfound power of global civil society, turned survivors from neglected victims to empowered advocates, and brought about a fundamental redirection in governmental policies."

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield

"Landmine survivor, humanitarian and scholar Ken Rutherford tells the remarkable story of how the international movement to ban landmines touched the conscience of the world, harnessed the newfound power of global civil society, turned survivors from neglected victims to empowered advocates, and brought about a fundamental redirection in governmental policies."

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Henry L. Stimson Center and former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs

Jody Williams

"A rich description and valued addition by a respected leader in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that spearheaded the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Rutherford provides compelling insights into how civil society was able to engage the public conscience in such a way that resulted in government action to deal with landmine proliferation in a timely fashion."

Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

United States Senator Patrick Leahy

"Ken Rutherford, who turned a horrifying personal tragedy into a global crusade for the rights and dignity of the world's landmine victims, has written an exhaustive and compelling history of the international effort to ban antipersonnel mines. Drawing from his own experience and primary sources that were not previously publicly available, Ken provides an intimate portrayal of the vision, strategy, and play by play unfolding of a campaign that made history. As Ken's book illustrates, this campaign was path-breaking not only for what it has and continues to achieve, but also for the example it offers for future efforts by private citizens, civil society organizations, and governments with the vision and tenacity to work together to change the world."

Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth

"Ken Rutherford's personal experience and extraordinary perseverance allowed him to speak truth to power in Washington and around the world about the tragic humanitarian consequences of anti-personnel landmines. Disarming States will prove to be the definitive history of the remarkable Ôbottom up' international movement to ban these Ôhidden killers' from the face of the earth."

Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth, Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University and former U.S. Special Representative for Global Humanitarian Demining

Meet the Author

Kenneth R. Rutherford is director at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and the Mine Action Information Center; professor of political science at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; and co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network.

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