'This well-researched, incisive study is essential reading for anyone concerned with the possibilities of change and challenges to military power in our society.'
Martin Shaw, University of Sussex
'Anna Stavrianakis has written a critical account of non-governmental activism that challenges preconceived notions of the progressive and benevolent nature of civil society, and sheds light on the complex inter-relationships between states and NGOs, and between interests and power.'
Keith Krause, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
'Anna Stavrianakis brilliantly researched book provides an original and critical examination of the relationship between NGOs and the international arms trade.'
Mark Duffield, University of Bristol
'Anna Stavrianakis combines detailed analysis with critical insights in a manner that is both illuminating and stimulating and raises issues that are at the core of civil society. She has written a book that deserves to be read and thought about not just by activists and policy advisers but by anyone in the academic community and, indeed, in politics as a whole, who is concerned with peaceful social change.'
Paul Rogers, Bradford University