Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Dealing with Fighters in the Aftermath of War

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Robert Muggah
Routledge, 04.11.2008 - 320 Seiten

This book provides a critical analysis of the changing discourse and practice of post-conflict security-promoting interventions since the Cold War, such as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), and security-sector reform (SSR)

Although the international aid and security sectors exhibit an expanding appetite for peace-support operations in the 21st Century, the effectiveness of such interventions are largely untested. This book aims to fill this evidentiary gap and issues a challenge to 'conventional' approaches to security promotion as currently conceived by military and peace-keeping forces, drawing on cutting-edge statistical and qualitative findings from war-torn areas including Afghanistan, Timor Leste, Sudan, Uganda, Colombia and Haiti. By focusing on specific cases where the United Nations and others have sought to contain the (presumed) sources of post-conflict violence and insecurity, it lays out a new research agenda for measuring success or failure.

This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, conflict and development and security studies in general.


 

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Inhalt

The Emperors clothes?
1
A security dividend?
30
Assessing progress
47
Assessing the gap between outputs and outcomes
70
Reintegration myths and realities
103
5 The politics of demobilization in Afghanistan
126
Unpacking DDR in TimorLeste
165
Reflections on a demobilization and reintegration programme
190
Practitioners views to overcoming integration inertia
206
Dealing with combatants during peace processes
226
10 Transitional justice and DDR
248
Enter an evidencebased security promotion agenda
268
Index
285
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Über den Autor (2008)

Robert Muggah is Research Director of the Small Arms Survey at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.



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