Landmines: A Global Socioeconomic Crisis
The public health effects posed by the persistence of a global commitment to weapons and violence in conducting international relations–militarism–are presented by Jody Williams By forcefully splintering the worldwide social fabric and directly and indirectly forestalling the achievement of universal social and economic well-being militarism is dually destructive of the “public” and “health.” The author vividly demonstrate the legacy of militarism’s deleterious effects on global health in all of its dimensions–the direct killing and maiming resulting from weapons use the environmental havoc caused by production and detonation of weapons of mass destruction including landmines and the social and economic dislocations and disparities in the wake of warfare and drained budgets that in turn fuel new cycles of violence.
landmines; Afghanistan; Angola; Cambodia
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 22, No. 4 (1995): 97-113