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Post-War Security Transitions
Participatory Peacebuilding after Asymmetric Conflicts

ISBN 9780415680806
Published January 27, 2012 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the conditions under which non-state armed groups (NSAGs) participate in post-war security and political governance.

The text offers a comprehensive approach to post-war security transition processes based on five years of participatory research with local experts and representatives of former non-state armed groups. It analyses the successes and limits of peace negotiations, demobilisation, arms management, political or security sector integration, socio-economic reintegration and state reform from the direct point of view of conflict stakeholders who have been central participants in ongoing and past peacebuilding processes.

Challenging common perceptions of ex-combatants as "spoilers" or "passive recipients of aid", the various contributors examine the post-war transitions of these individuals from state challengers to peacebuilding agents. The book concludes on a cross-country comparative analysis of the main research findings and the ways in which they may facilitate a participatory, inclusive and gender-sensitive peacebuilding strategy.

Post-War Security Transitions will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, security governance, war and conflict studies, political violence and IR in general.

Table of Contents

General Introduction  Part I: Security Transition Processes in Post-War Societies  1. DDR and SSR: Conventional Approaches to International Peacebuilding Assistance Mark Knight  2. Defecits and Blindspots in Existing Approaches to Post-War Security Promotion Veronique Dudouet, Hans J. Giessmann and Katrin Planta  Part II: Colombia  Introduction  3. The M19's Reinsertion Process: Challenges and Lessons Learnt Otty Patino, Vera Grabe and Mauricio Garcia  Part III: South Africa Introduction  4. Political and Security Negogiations and Security Sector Transformation in South Africa  Gavin Cawthra  5. South Africa's Experience of Military Integration through Interactive Negogiation and Planning Aboobaker Ismail  Part IV: El Salvador  Introduction  6. The Guarantees of Security: The FMLN and the Salvadoran Peace Process Julio Martinez  Part V: Northern Ireland  Introduction  7. Agents of Change- Ex-Prisoners, Ex-Combatants and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland Kieran McEvoy  Part VI: Kosovo  Introduction  8. Demobilising and Integrating a Liberation Army in the Context of State Formation: Kosovo's Perspective on Security Transition Ramadan Qehaja, Kosum Kosumi, Florian Qehaja, Armend Bekaj  Part VII: Burundi  Introduction  9. The Process of Security Transition in Burundi: Challenges in Security Sector Reform and Combatant Integration Julien Nimubona and Joseph Nkurunziza  Part VIII: Sudan  Introduction  10. Linking DDR, Security Sector Development and Transitional Justice in Southern Sudan William Deng Deng  Part IX: Aceh  Introduction  11. Guns, Soldiers and Votes: Lessons from the DDR Process in Aceh Agus Wandi  12. The Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Post-War Aceh: Remaining Challenges to a Gender-Blind Planning and Implementation Process Shadia Marhaban  Part X: Nepal  Introduction  13. The Challenges of Security Sector Restructuring in Nepal Khagendra Neupane  14. Challenges of Combatants' Rehabilitation and Army Integration: Perspectives from Maoist Cantonments in Nepal  Kiyoko Ogura Part XI: Comparative Analysis and Lessons Learnt  15. Security Transitions in Perspective Veronique Dudouet and Katrin Planta  Conclusion Véronique Dudouet, Hans J. Giessmann and Katrin Planta

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Véronique Dudouet is senior researcher at Berghof Conflict Research in Berlin. She obtained a PhD in conflict resolution at the University of Bradford, UK.

Hans J. Giessmann is the Director of Berghof Conflict Research in Berlin, and is the author of over 300 articles, books and essays.

Katrin Planta is research assistant at Berghof Conflict Research, and is currently preparing her PhD dissertation.