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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

War Veterans in Postwar Situations

Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d’Ivoire

Editors: Duclos, N. (Ed.)

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This edited volume deals with the reintegration and trajectories of intrastate or interstate war veterans. It raises the question of the effects of the war experience on ex-combatants with regards, in particular, to the perpetuation of a certain level of violence as well as the maintaining of structures, networks, and war methods after the war.

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NATHALIE DUCLOS Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Tours, France.

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"This collection of studies significantly expands the debate on programs of disarmament, demobilization and social reintegration of ex-combatants after violent conflict. Based on extensive fieldwork over a dozen case studies, it further demonstrates the value of bringing together sociological, historical and political science approaches to the configurations of peace, and will be welcomed by scholars of other disciplines including international relations, peace studies and political economy." - Michael Pugh, professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

'This edited book is a welcome addition to the ever-growing literature on ex-combatants. It breaks new ground by comparing and contrasting the experiences of combatants in 'old' and 'new' wars, interstate and intrastate conflicts, and by recasting the issue of 'post-war' demobilization and disarmament in historical light. In so doing, Duclos and her collaborators break free from the limits of evaluative approaches to DDR programs. By focusing on the trajectories of combatants, the various chapters stress the importance of often discounted factors in shaping the experiences of soldiers and rebels alike. The volume highlights elements such as public discourse commemorating or denying the war experiences of combatants, veteran policies or the lack thereof, sociability networks and identity transformations. Most importantly, the volume reminds us that demobilization and disarmament are but a first step; assessing the endurance or the fading of 'brutalization', or the socialization of combatants into a very specific and violent repertoire of actions, is a much more nuanced and useful way to assess whether the return of ex-combatants to civilian life will bear the seeds of destabilization." - Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Associate Professor of Political Science and Research Director of the Réseau des opérations de paix, Université de Montréal


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rethinking the Former Combatants’ Return to Civilian Life

    Duclos, Nathalie

    Pages 1-21

  • A “Chechen Syndrome”? Russian Veterans of the Chechen War and the Transposition of War Violence to Society

    Huérou, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • The Return of the Conscripts—A Vector for the Construction of a National Security Regime in Turkey?

    Kaya, Sümbül

    Pages 53-72

  • Reintegrating Civilian Life after Combat: Between Invisibility and Resistance. The Experience of the Ronderas in Peru

    Boutron, Camille

    Pages 73-93

  • Paramilitary Demobilization and the Return of Violence in Colombia

    Daviaud, Sophie

    Pages 95-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War Veterans in Postwar Situations
Book Subtitle
Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d’Ivoire
Editors
  • N. Duclos
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10974-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137109743
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34135-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34417-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 301
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