Department of International Relations

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Dr Anna Stavrianakis

Post:Senior Lecturer in International Relations (International Relations, International Development)
Location:ARTS B B379

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877835
International:+44 1273 877835

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Anna joined the department in September 2006. Her main research interests are the arms trade, UK arms export policy, international arms transfer control, and militarism.

Her first book, Taking Aim at the Arms Trade. NGOs, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order (Zed Books, June 2010), analysed the way that NGOs such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, Saferworld and Campaign Against Arms Trade work for tigher controls on the arms trade. More recently, she has written about the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which sets common international standards for the regulation of arms transfers. 

She is the co-editor (with Jan Selby) of Militarism and International Relations: Political Economy, Security, Theory, published by Routledge (August 2012). She is also an Associate Editor at Security Dialogue, which is publishing a special issue on "Militarism and Security: dialogue, possibilities, limits". 

Anna did her first degree at Bristol University (BA Politics and German, 2000), her Masters at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MScEcon Security Studies, 2001) and her PhD back at Bristol (Politics, 2007).


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Anna works with MPs and NGOs on issues of UK and EU arms export controls. She has given evidence to the parliamentary Committees on Arms Export Controls, and works with organisations such as Saferworld and Campaign Against Arms Trade. 


You can watch Anna giving evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into arms sales to Saudi Arabia here: