Reintegration of Ex-Combatants After Conflict: Participatory Approaches in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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Springer, Apr 28, 2015 - Political Science - 255 pages
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Reintegration programmes for ex-combatants are supposed to support the wider peace process. This study, based on detailed fieldwork, looks at the way they were carried out in Sierra Leone and Liberia and assesses the degree to which they were conducted in a participatory way.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Does It Matter How ExCombatants are Reintegrated After War?
1
Chapter 2 The Context in Sierra Leone and Liberia
51
What ExCombatants Knew about the Reintegration Process
73
Chapter 4 Having a Say in the Reintegration Process and Shared DecisionMaking
109
Quantitative Measures
146
Qualitative Measures
166
Why Does a Participatory Approach Matter?
203
Translation of Survey Questions into Variables
225
Notes
229
Bibliography
233
Dates and Locations of Focus Group Discussions
243
Index
244
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Walt Kilroy is Associate Director of the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction at Dublin City University in Ireland, where he teaches on security and development. His PhD thesis was awarded the Basil Chubb prize for the best thesis on political science in Ireland (2012). He previously worked in development in East Africa, and in foreign coverage for public service broadcasting.

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