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To Walk without Fear : Global Movement to Ban Landmines - Maxwell A. Cameron

To Walk without Fear

Global Movement to Ban Landmines

By: Maxwell A. Cameron (Editor)

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Published: 24th December 1998
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A comprehensive and authoritative account of the global movement to ban landmines. This text brings together leading academics, senior policy makers, and prominent leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to examine and draw lessons from the "Ottawa Process" that culminated in December 1997 when over 120 states signed a convention to ban the use, sale, and production of landmines. An essay by Nobel laureate Jody Williams and Steve Goose, of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), describes how a global coalition of NGOs led the world toward a ban on landmines, while a chapter by the Canadian diplomats who orchestrated the "Ottawa Process" takes the reader behind the scenes into the diplomatic arm-wrestling that resulted in Canada's leadership role. The book resulted from an unusual collaboration between universities, governments, and nongovernmental organizations which developed in tandem with the negotiation process itself. Chapters were developed through a series of policy workshops, a seminar series, intensive focus-group discussions with government officials and NGO members, and a "lessons learned" exercise that brought together over 200 NGO and government participants immediately after the signing of the convention. As a result, this book provides a source of information and analyses. It should be both timely and useful to policy makers interested in drawing lessons from the Ottawa Process, to non-governmental organizations interested in replicating its results in other areas, to academic specialists and students interested in foreign policy and international affairs, and to the general public seeking an accessible account of one of the most significant global movements in recent years.

"This intriguing volume seeks to satisfy various audiences....As a case study of NGO-government cooperation, this is an unprecedented book....All levels."--Choice

Preface
Contributors
Abbreviations
To Walk Without Fear
The Global Movement for a Ban
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines
The Canadian Campaign
The French Campaign
The South African Campaign
The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross
The Role of the Landmine Survivors Network
The Crisis of Anti-Personnel Mines
The Military Utility of Anti-Personnel Mines
The International Response
The Ottawa Process and the International Movement to Ban Anti-Personnel Mines
On a Fast Track to a Ban: The Canadian Policy Process
Rhetoric and Policy realities in the United States
Europe and the Ottawa Process
Harnessing Change for Continuity: The Play of Political and Economic Forces Behind the Ottawa Process
The Ban Treaty
The Challenge of Humanitarian Mine Clearance
Legacies of the Ottawa Process
Compliance with International Norms and the Mines Taboo
(Re)presenting Landmines from Protector to Enemy: The Discursive Framing of New Multilateralism
Negotiating in the ottawa Process
Democratization of Foreign Policy: The Ottawa Process as a Model
Towards a New Multilateralism
List of Signatories to and Ratifications of the Ottawa Convention
The Ottawa Convention
Index
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ISBN: 9780195414141
ISBN-10: 0195414144
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 24th December 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67