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Global Movement to Ban Landmines: A Case Study in Transformative Politics

  • Jim L. Nelson

Abstract

The global movement to ban landmines reflects collaboration among nation-states and non-state actors, among coalitions of indigenous grassroots organizations and international NGOs and transnational social movements. While the indiscriminant killing and terror by landmines exposes the arrogance of producers, traders, and users, the discriminating responses to the crisis reveal the layers of arrogance, and potential for transformative policies beyond global arrogance—the global movement to ban landmines shapes, and is shaped by, certain paradoxes of globalization, norm transformation and building capacity for civic democracy. Efforts in the past decade in particular have embodied the richness of multitrack approaches to engage multilayered goals. The process involved with these approaches matter to creating a lasting impact.

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Global Movement Human Security Political Opportunity National Campaign Civic Democracy 
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