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Small Arms Survey


The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms, and as a resource centre for governments, policy makers, researchers, and activists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, and sociology. The staff work closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners.

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Working Papers

Title: Policing the Periphery: Opportunities and Challenges for Kenya Police Reserves
Authors: Kennedy Mkutu, Gerald Wandera
Date: March 2013

Title: The US Firearms Industry: Production and Supply
Authors: Jurgen Brauer
Date: February 2013

Title: Battering, Rape, and Lethal Violence: A Baseline of Information on Physical Threats against Women in Nairobi
Authors: Claire McEvoy
Date: December 2012

Title: Internal Control: Codes of Conduct within Insurgent Armed Groups
Authors: Olivier Bangerter
Date: November 2012

Title: After the Fall: Libya's Evolving Armed Groups
Authors: Brian McQuinn
Date: October 2012

Title: The Programme of Action: Implementation Monitor (Phase 1) Assessing Reported Progress
Authors: Sarah Parker, Katherine Green
Date: August 2012

Title: Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms
Authors: Nicolas Florquin, Dauren Aben, Takhmina Karimova
Date: May 2012

Title: In Transit: Gangs and Criminal Networks in Guyana
Authors: Taylor Owen, Alexandre Grigsby
Date: February 2012

Title: Surveying Europe's Production and Procurement of Small Arms and Light Weapons Ammunition
Authors: Benjamin King (ed)
Date: July 2010

Title: National Implementation of the United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument: An Analysis of Reporting in 2009–10
Authors: Sarah Parker
Date: June 2010

Title: Uncertain Future: Armed Violence in Southern Sudan
Authors: Claire McEvoy, Emile LeBrun
Date: April 2010

Title: Rhetoric and Reality: The Failure to Resolve the Darfur Conflict
Authors: Julie Flint
Date: January 2010

Title: No Other Life: Gangs, Guns, and Governance in Trinidad and Tobago
Authors: Dorn Townsend
Date: December 2009

Title: Surplus Arms in South America
Authors: Aaron Karp
Date: August 2009

Title: Trading Life, Trading Death: The Flow of Small Arms from Mozambique to Malawi
Authors: Gregory Mthembu-Salter
Date: January 2009

Title: Avoiding Disarmament Failure: The Critical Link in DDR An Operational Manual for Donors, Managers, and Practitioners
Authors: Peter Swarbrick
Date: February 2007

Title: How Many Weapons Are There in Cambodia?
Authors: Christina Wille
Date: June 2006

Title: Islands of Safety in a Sea of Guns: Gun-free Zones in South Africa
Authors: Adèle Kirsten
Date: January 2006

Title: The Use and Perception of Weapons Before and After Conflict: Evidence from Rwanda
Authors: Cécelle Meijer, Philip Verwimp
Date: October 2005

Title: The Role of Small Arms during the 2003-2004 Conflict in Iraq
Authors: Gilbert Burnham, Richard Garfield, Riyadh Lafta, Les Roberts
Date: September 2005

Title: Silencing Guns: Local Perspectives on Small Arms and Armed Violence in Rural Pacific Islands Communities
Authors: Emile LeBrun, Robert Muggah
Date: June 2005

Title: Small Arms and Light Weapons Production in Eastern, Central, and Southeast Europe
Authors: Yudit Kiss
Date: October 2004

Title: Kyrgyzstan: A Small Arms Anomaly in Central Asia?
Authors: S. Neil MacFarlane, Stina Torjesen Torjesen
Date: February 2004

Title: In the Shadow of a Cease-fire: The Impacts of Small Arms Availability and Misuse in Sri Lanka
Authors: Chris Smith
Date: October 2003

Title: Beyond the Kalashnikov: Small Arms Production, Exports, and Stockpiles in the Russian Federation
Authors: Maxim Pyadushkin
Date: August 2003

Title: Demand, Stockpiles, and Social Controls: Small Arms in Yemen
Authors: Derek B. Miller
Date: May 2003

Title: Small Arms in the Pacific
Authors: Philip Alpers, Conor Twyford
Date: March 2003

Title: Making Global Public Policy: The Case of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Authors: Edward Laurence, Rachel Stohl
Date: December 2002

Title: Politics from the Barrel of a Gun: Small Arms Proliferation and Conflict in the Republic of Georgia
Authors: Spyros Demetriou
Date: November 2002

Title: Stray Bullets: The Impact of Small Arms Misuse in Central America
Authors: William Godnick
Date: October 2002

Title: Shining a Light on Small Arms Exports: The Record of State Transparency
Authors: Maria Haug, Martin Langvandslien, Lora Lumpe, Nic Marsh
Date: January 2002

Title: The Small arms Survey: Legal Controls on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Southeast Asia
Authors: Katherine Kramer
Date: July 2001

Title: Removing Small Arms from Society: A Review of Weapons Collection and Destruction Programmes
Authors: Sami Faltas, Glenn McDonald, Camilla Waszink
Date: July 2001

Title: Re-Armament in Sierra Leone: One Year After the Lomé Peace Agreement
Authors: Eric Berman
Date: December 2000