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Against all odds, the foreign crusade to prohibit Landmines helped to enact an international treaty banning antipersonnel mines in 1997. For that fulfillment it was once provided the Nobel Peace Prize.

In this quantity, Leon Sigal indicates how a handful of NGOs with nearly no mass base bought greater than a hundred international locations to outlaw a weapon that their armies had lengthy used. it's a tale of intrigue and misperception, of clashing norms and pursuits, of contentious bureaucratic and household politics. it's also a narrative of potent management, of sustained dedication to a reason, of alliances among campaigners and executive officers, of a US senator who championed the ban, and of the skilful use of the inside track media. regardless of this huge attempt, the crusade did not get the U.S. to signal the treaty. Drawing on huge inner files and interviews with US officers and ban campaigners, Sigal tells the tale of the in-fighting contained in the Clinton management, within the Pentagon, and in the ban crusade itself that ended in this significant setback for an another way remarkable, profitable worldwide effort.

Negotiating Minefields might be of curiosity to scholars and students of army and strategic experiences and politics and foreign relations.

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