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Rethinking Political Violence

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in Southern Africa

Swords into Ploughshares?

Authors: Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

  • Only up-to-date study of the three ‘first generation’ DDR cases of southern Africa
  • Broadens the conceptual terrain and moves beyond the World Bank-UN-NGO driven literature on DDR
  • Draws on fieldwork including interviews with policy makers and government officials that are often difficult to access as well as ex-combatants and experts
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About this book

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. 

About the authors

Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa is a freelance researcher and writer. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies and Centre for Conflict Resolution in South Africa and has taught at Rhodes and Wits Universities. Gwinyayi is co-editor of Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in Africa (2012) and Region Building in Southern Africa (2012).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

    Pages 1-13

  • Conceptualizing Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Processes

    Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

    Pages 15-32

  • Zimbabwe: DDR by Trial and Error

    Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

    Pages 33-96

  • Namibia: Creating a Time Bomb

    Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

    Pages 97-132

  • South Africa: Demobilization into the Cold

    Dzinesa, Gwinyayi Albert

    Pages 133-170

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60549-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60548-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
Swords into Ploughshares?
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Political Violence
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60549-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60549-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60548-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 213
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