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Author Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert, author
Title Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in southern Africa : swords into ploughshares? / by Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xvii, 213 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Rethinking political violence
Rethinking political violence
Note Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Processes -- Chapter 3: Zimbabwe: DDR by Trial and Error -- Chapter 4: Namibia: Creating a time bomb -- Chapter 5: South Africa: Demobilization into the cold -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
This book is a critical comparative reflection of the post-colonial conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. It offers an up-to-date comparative analysis of how specific analytical elements that transcend state boundaries shaped DDR in the three southern African countries. The author explores structural and organizational frameworks, target groups, state leadership in DDR, linkages between DDR and SSR in nation and state building, and types of post-conflict violence. The volume draws on fieldwork including interviews with policy makers and government officials as well as ex-combatants and experts to provide valuable insights into how post-colonial conflict DDR can provide knowledge crucial to understanding and addressing the problems of post-conflict peace building in Africa. The book is aimed at academics, researchers and students working on Southern Africa; African and Western policymakers concerned with problematic post-conflict situations on the continent, where improvising DDR processes will be vital to success; as well as the general reader interested in political, security and other developments in the region. It will be of use in postgraduate courses in the inter-related fields of international relations, comparative government, conflict resolution and peacebuilding
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Peace-building -- Africa, Southern
Disarmament -- Africa, Southern
Political Science and International Relations
African Politics
Conflict Studies
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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