Negotiating Minefields by Leon V. Sigal
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Negotiating Minefields
By Leon V. Sigal

Negotiating Minefields

The Landmines Ban in American Politics

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Negotiating Minefields by Leon V. Sigal

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Against all odds, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines helped to enact a global treaty banning antipersonnel mines in 1997. For that achievement it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In this volume, Leon Sigal shows how a handful of NGOs with almost no mass base got more than 100 countries to outlaw a weapon that their armies had long used. It is a story of intrigue and misperception, of clashing norms and interests, of contentious bureaucratic and domestic politics. It is also a story of effective leadership, of sustained commitment to a cause, of alliances between campaigners and government officials, of a US senator who championed the ban, and of the skilful use of the news media. Despite this monumental effort, the campaign failed to get the United States to sign the treaty. Drawing on extensive internal documents and interviews with US officials and ban campaigners, Sigal tells the story of the in-fighting inside the Clinton administration, in the Pentagon, and within the ban campaign itself that led to this major setback for an otherwise unprecedented, successful global effort. Negotiating Minefields will be of interest to students and scholars of military and strategic studies and politics and international relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415954150
ISBN-10: 0415954150
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Leon V. Sigal

Negotiating Minefields by Leon V. Sigal Negotiating Minefields, Hardback (June 2006)

Shows how a handful of NGOs with almost no mass base got more than 100 countries to outlaw a weapon that their armies had long used. This is a story of intrigue and misperception, of clashing norms and interests, of contentious bureaucratic and domestic politics.

Disarming Strangers by Leon V. Sigal Disarming Strangers, Paperback (July 1999)

Looking at how the Korean nuclear crisis originated, escalated, and was ultimately defused, this work explores a web of intelligence failures by the US and intransigence within South Korea and the International Atomic Energy Agency. It pays attention to an American mindset that prefers coercion to cooperation in dealing with aggressive nations.

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Author Biography - Leon V. Sigal

Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. He is the author of several books including, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea (Princeton, 1998) which was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for the most outstanding book in international relations.

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