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Foreign aid and landmine clearance: governance, politics and security in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan

Bolton, Matthew B. (2010) Foreign aid and landmine clearance: governance, politics and security in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan. International library of postwar reconstruction & development (7). I.B. Tauris, London, UK. ISBN 9781848851603

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Abstract

In the decade since the signing of the Ottawa Treaty, which banned the production and use of anti-personnel mines, governments have spent over $3 billion on clearing up and mitigating the security threat of mines, cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance in the world’s current and former war zones. However, this flow of cash into regions dominated by violent social structures raises numerous political issues. Through detailed archival and field research, this book explores the politics behind the allocation and implementation of foreign aid by the US and Norway for demining in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan. It is an essential resource for practitioners and policymakers working in the field of landmine clearance and for students and researchers of development studies and post-war reconstruction. (This is an extract from the book)

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.ibtauris.com/display.asp?K=978184885160...
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Pro Victimis Foundation
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 12:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26774/

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