Policies for reducing firearm-related violence in developing countries
This paper considers the prospects for effective government policy to limit the proliferation of illicit firearm ownership and use in developing countries - given their potential for generating development-undermining violence. We focus specifically on small arms rather than the more broadly defined small arms and light weapons (SALW). After a brief review of the current evidence on global gun-ownership estimates and the international distribution of small arms, we consider the potential of small arms to generate violence and destabilize economic performance in developing countries. We then analyze policies available to disrupt or prevent unauthorized movements of small arms, among and within nations, with a view of identifying their potential for reducing gun-related violence and its effects.
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