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Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines (Praeger Security International)

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"A rich description and valued addition by a respected leader in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that spearheaded the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Rutherford provides compelling insights into how civil society was able to engage the public conscience in such a way that resulted in government action to deal with landmine proliferation in a timely fashion." --Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"Landmine survivor, humanitarian and scholar Ken Rutherford tells the remarkable story of how the international movement to ban landmines touched the conscience of the world, harnessed the newfound power of global civil society, turned survivors from neglected victims to empowered advocates, and brought about a fundamental redirection in governmental policies." --Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Henry L. Stimson Center and former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs

"Ken Rutherford, who turned a horrifying personal tragedy into a global crusade for the rights and dignity of the world's landmine victims, has written an exhaustive and compelling history of the international effort to ban antipersonnel mines. Drawing from his own experience and primary sources that were not previously publicly available, Ken provides an intimate portrayal of the vision, strategy, and play by play unfolding of a campaign that made history. As Ken's book illustrates, this campaign was path-breaking not only for what it has and continues to achieve, but also for the example it offers for future efforts by private citizens, civil society organizations, and governments with the vision and tenacity to work together to change the world." --United States Senator Patrick Leahy

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"Ken Rutherford's personal experience and extraordinary perseverance allowed him to speak truth to power in Washington and around the world about the tragic humanitarian consequences of anti-personnel landmines. Disarming States will prove to be the definitive history of the remarkable ‘bottom up' international movement to ban these ‘hidden killers' from the face of the earth." (Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth, Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University and former U.S. Special Representative for Global Humanitarian Demining)

"A rich description and valued addition by a respected leader in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that spearheaded the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Rutherford provides compelling insights into how civil society was able to engage the public conscience in such a way that resulted in government action to deal with landmine proliferation in a timely fashion." (Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

"Landmine survivor, humanitarian and scholar Ken Rutherford tells the remarkable story of how the international movement to ban landmines touched the conscience of the world, harnessed the newfound power of global civil society, turned survivors from neglected victims to empowered advocates, and brought about a fundamental redirection in governmental policies." (Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Henry L. Stimson Center and former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs)

"Ken Rutherford, who turned a horrifying personal tragedy into a global crusade for the rights and dignity of the world's landmine victims, has written an exhaustive and compelling history of the international effort to ban antipersonnel mines. Drawing from his own experience and primary sources that were not previously publicly available, Ken provides an intimate portrayal of the vision, strategy, and play by play unfolding of a campaign that made history. As Ken's book illustrates, this campaign was path-breaking not only for what it has and continues to achieve, but also for the example it offers for future efforts by private citizens, civil society organizations, and governments with the vision and tenacity to work together to change the world." (United States Senator Patrick Leahy)
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Product Details

  • Series: Praeger Security International
  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313393966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313393969
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,602,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kenneth R. Rutherford is director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and the Mine Action Information Center; professor of political science at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; and co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network. In his capacity as CISR Director he is conducting or participating in post-conflict missions and projects in Burundi, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Palestine, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam and Yemen.


Dr. Rutherford is the author of Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines and Humanitarianism Under Fire: The US and UN Intervention in Somalia and has co-edited two books: Landmines And Human Security: International Politics And War's Hidden Legacy and Praeger's Reframing the Agenda: The Impact of NGO and Middle Power Cooperation in International Security Policy.

He has worked for international aid agencies in Bosnia, Kenya, Mauritania, Senegal, and Somalia, and served as a Fulbright Professor in Jordan. After losing his legs to a landmine, he co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, a leading member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, and the Cluster Munitions Coalition that helped achieve the Convention on Cluster Munitions. His story has been profiled in Reader's Digest and on television, including the BBC, The View, and Oprah. Rutherford has received several awards in recognition of his humanitarian and human rights leadership, including the Leadership in International Rehabilitation Award by Northwestern University and the first International United Nations Association-USA Humanitarian Prize from Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

Dr. Rutherford earned his Ph.D. and MALS at Georgetown University, and BA and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado where he was a football letterman and inducted in its Hall of Fame for distinguished alumni.

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a great read, filled with first-hand references, a story of how civil society, when joined in fight, informed, with great strategy, and with leadership of those most affected by this indiscriminate weapon - survivors, can succeed in doing what was deemed impossible - achieve a world wide ban on landmines. Inside stories, compelling testimonies and reflective insight make this book a knowledge-building treasure, and one any potential campaigner and advocate for social change should read and use as they are working to make the world a better place. The book is a great resource. Highly recommended.
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Ken Rutherford's history and analysis of the global movement to end the use of landmines combines two virtues: it is exhaustive and at the same time highly readable. The author's level of expertise on this topic is second to none: since his own near-death landmine injury he has been at the forefront of efforts to ban, control and destroy landmines in addition to being a pioneer in several programs to rehabilitate landmine victims around the world.

The book moves from the particular to the global by starting out with Ken's own experience. While he was an aid worker in Somalia in 1993, Ken's vehicle struck a landmine, injuring him severely. After a medical evacuation during which he nearly bled to death, one leg was amputated to save his life and the second one amputated several years later. But as the book makes abundantly clear, Ken Rutherford is a determined, hard-core optimist, tough as any prizefighter and capable of bouncing back from trauma to enter the struggle against landmines at the international level.

The fact that Ken Rutherford was employed by a nongovernmental aid agency is particularly relevant because of the crucial role NGOs played in adding momentum to the anti-landmine movement. The book details how, even though major states such as the US, China, India, Pakistan and Russia did not join the movement, a host of NGOs and mid-size states successfully brought the landmine ban to life despite the popularity of landmines as cheap, easy-to-use weapons.
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