The Politics of Landmines: an introduction

"In the last few years, landmines have become a highprofile issue for governments and organisations around the world, and perhaps deservedly so. Landmine contamination affects more than 60 nations, with consequences on both the macro-and micro- level. Southern Africa is a perfect example of the toll landmines take on a country, as every step in post-conflict recovery and development is constrained in some way by mines. However, efforts to remove landmines in Southern Africa are having varying measures of success."