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Much has been written about reintegration of ex-combatants in a traditional or conventional disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programme. This volume examines reintegration of ex-combatants in a un-conventional DDR in which a cash-based scheme replaced a reintegration programme. It uncovers the dilemmas surrounding the un-conventional DDR programme in Nepal, situating the phenomena in the divisive politics of war to peace transition. Drawing on the narratives and perceptions of ex-combatants and their families, the volume provides a compelling analysis of why some ex-combatants reintegrate socially and economically better than others at the end of a war. Analysing the consequences and effects of reintegration of Maoist ex-combatants in the post-conflict peace and security, the volume argues that cash-based schemed in DDR programme can pacify ex-combatants and de-politicise a DDR programme but cash alone can not reintegrate ex-combatants.
DB Subedi lectures in Peace Studies in School of Humanities at the University of New England, Australia, and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance in Canada. He has previously work with many non-government organisations and United Nations agencies in South and South East Asia, especially Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Viet Nam and the Philippines.
Armed conflict Combatants Civilians Rehabilitation Reintegration Maoism Maoist fighters Nepal communities narratives of violence political change identity post-conflict peacebuilding Comprehensive Peace Agreement Government of Nepal Communist Party of Nepal Maoists disarmament, demobilization and reintegration ex-combatants 'war family'
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58672-8
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
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