oa Arms Control : Africa - Small arms in demand

Volume 2003, Issue 5
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Extracted from text ... Small Arms in Demand Strategies to curb armed conflict at the national, regional, and international level tend to focus on regulating the manufacture and supply of guns rather than trying to address factors that cause a perceived need for them. If supply-side regulation fails, a humanitarian crisis may be the next intervention. In between assembly line and open conflict, however, there is a wide range of largely untested interventions that fall outside of the traditional scope of defence and foreign affairs. Community-based organisations have filled the safety gap by targeting the demand side of the weapons market and facilitating education, ..

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