Small Arms and Light Weapons

Joshua Akintayo*, Scott Romaniuk

*Corresponding author for this work

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This entry offers an introduction to the topic of small arms and light weapons (SALW). It examines the characteristic features of SALW, the issue of proliferation, the factors that propel the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and the effects of the proliferation. It also examines the efforts and measures made at checking the proliferation at the global, regional, and subregional levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies
EditorsScott Romaniuk, Péter Marton
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74336-3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2022


  • Exportation
  • Firearms
  • Private citizens
  • Poliferation
  • Weapons


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