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Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in Southern Africa

Swords into Ploughshares?

  • Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa

Part of the Rethinking Political Violence book series (RPV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa
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  3. Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-213

About this book

Introduction

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 academicsresearchers 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. 

Keywords

swords guns soldiers disarmament conflict south africa ploughshares DDR

Authors and affiliations

  • Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa
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  1. 1.Freelance Peace and Security ResearcherJohannesburgSouth Africa

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