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Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Dealing with Fighters in the Aftermath of War

Edited by Robert Muggah, January 2009
Published by Routledge

This book provides 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 peacekeeping forces, drawing on cutting-edge statistical and qualitative findings from war-torn areas including Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Sudan, Uganda, Colombia, and Haiti.


Chapter 1 - Colombia’s Quiet Demobilization: A Security Dividend?, by Jorge Restrepo and Robert Muggah
Chapter 2 - Assessing Progress toward Demobilization and Reintegration in Sierra Leone, by Macartan Humphreys and Jeremy Weinstein

Chapter 3 - DDR in Liberia: Reviewing the Gap between Goals and Outcomes, by James Pugel

Chapter 4 - The Reintegration of Child and Youth Combatants in Northern Uganda: Myth and Reality, by Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan

Chapter 5 - Demobilization and Reintegration Dilemmas in Afghanistan, by Michael Bhatia and Robert Muggah
Chapter 6 - What the Veterans’ Say: Unpacking DDR Programmes in Timor-Leste, by Gordon Peake
Chapter 7 - Context Matters: Ethiopia's Demobilization and Reintegration Programme, by Robert Muggah and Jon Bennett with Aklu Girgre and Gebru Wolde

Chapter 8 - (Dis)integrating DDR in Sudan and Haiti? Practitioners Views to Overcoming Integration Inertia, by Robert Muggah, Desmond Molloy and Maximo Halty

Chapter 9 - Negotiating Reintegration: Dealing with Combatants During Peace Processes, by  Robert Muggah and Anton Baaré

Chapter 10 - Transitional Justice and DDR, by Ana Patel

 
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