Guns in the Balkans: controlling small arms and light weapons in seven Western Balkan countries

@article{Grillot2010GunsIT,
  title={Guns in the Balkans: controlling small arms and light weapons in seven Western Balkan countries},
  author={Suzette R. Grillot},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={147 - 171}
}
  • S. Grillot
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Political Science
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Violent conflict in the Western Balkans has been a significant problem for more than a decade. Addressing the problem of violence in the Western Balkans requires attention to the availability, circulation and control of weapons – particularly small arms and light weapons, which continue to cause the most significant problems. After a tremendous influx of armaments during the Balkan wars of the 1990s – as well as a significant proliferation of weapons made in Yugoslavia – a large amount of… 
Handgun Ownership and Armed Violence in the Western Balkans
  • Political Science
  • 2014
Introduction In the 1990s, the countries and territories of the Western Balkans1 experienced several transformations: a transition from socialism to liberal democracy, widespread economic decline,
Who Cares About Small Arms Anyway? An evaluation of research and policy
This research explores the various security and post-conflict complications that are in part a result of the global proliferation of small arms — including organized crime, rebellion, civil war, and
Small and light arms violence reduction as a public health measure: the case of Libya
TLDR
Through surveillance of firearms and injuries in the post-conflict environment the authors can better evaluate and respond to the burden of armed violence in Libya and recommend the inclusion of community-based interventions and development programs which address local motivations for firearms ownership alongside improved international coordination.
Small Arms Control and the Reproduction of Imperial Relations
Small arms feature prominently on the post-Cold War international security agenda as the common factor in a range of forms of organized violence. The dominant mode of understanding is focused on
Preventing The Illegal Trade of Smuggling Small Arms And Light Weapons (SALW) through UNPoA in Indonesia
Action is needed to combat the illegal trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) because transnational crime is not easy to commit. However, internal conflicts make Indonesia more vulnerable to
Violence in the Balkans: Regional Commons and Country Specifics
This chapter presents first findings from the BHS by providing data on main incident, offender, victim, and procedural characteristics of (lethal) violence in six countries of Southeastern Europe and
Country-level firearm availability and terrorism: A new approach to examining the gun-crime relationship
Objectives: This study examines the association between a country's gun availability and firearm-related terrorism. Methods: Employing data from 140 countries, we assess the possible relationship
A retrospective comparative study of homicide deaths in Kosovo from 2006-2015
Homicide comparison between countries is generally difficult, unless the method for documenting homicides is standard between the countries of comparison. A scant number of reputable retrospective
Croatian Disarmament Strategies in the 21st Century
S obzirom na porast oružanog nasilja na samome početku 2000-ih godina, hrvatsko je Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova 2007. godine u suradnji s Programom Ujedinjenih naroda za razvoj (UNDP-om) pokrenulo
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 150 REFERENCES
Light weapons, long reach: Bulgaria's role in the global spread and control of small arms
Shortly after the beginning of our new millennium, a UN committee headed by Canadian Ambassador Robert Fowler released a report accusing Bulgaria of numerous and dangerous weapons sales to Angola's
Small Arms Control
Part 1 Causal factors and policy considerations: an overview of the global trade in small arms and light weapons light weapons and human security - a conceptual overview problems and linkages in
Man, the State, and War
Disarmament measures for small arms, light weapons and ammunition are becoming routine and widespread. For centuries, the vision of disarmament has tantalized with revolutionary possibilities to
Global Gun Control: Examining the Consequences of Competing International Norms
Abstract The global spread and misuse of small arms is one of the most alarming and growing security issues of the post–Cold War era. For many reasons, however, controlling the spread of small arms
Getting Better? A Map of Organized Crime in the Western Balkans
Among many stereotypes associated with the Balkans, perhaps the most persistent one is that organized crime and corruption are somehow endemic to the region. Western diplomats and officials routinely
Kosovo - Serbia: A Just War?
The world has recently witnessed a massive military action by the United States in the Balkans. This book examines various theories being raised both in the US and other countries about the likely
Organized crime in the Western Balkans
Crime has always been present within society; the origins of European organized crime (OC) may be traced back to the rise of the Italian Mafia at the end of the 19 th century. As with organized crime
Programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
  • Unoda
  • Political Science
  • 2006
4. States also acknowledged that the “porosity of borders” is an aggravating element of arms illicit trafficking that allows criminals and traffickers to have a free access to armament through them.
The Nexus Among Terrorists, Narcotics Traffickers, Weapons Proliferators, and Organized Crime Networks in Western Europe
Abstract : This report describes linkages among narcotics-trafficking, weapons-trafficking, and terrorist activities of groups active in or directly connected with countries in Western Europe.
The Road to War in Serbia Trauma and Catharsis
The Yugoslav crisis - armed conflict, ethnic cleansing and the reverberating ideas and mindsets - has been going on for more than ten years. This text, written by authors who have lived through these
...
1
2
3
4
5
...