Community Counts: The Social Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Colombia
2015 (English)In: Conflict Management and Peace Science, ISSN 0738-8942, E-ISSN 1549-9219Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
What explains the social reintegration of ex-combatants from armed conflicts? Community-level programs to reintegrate ex-combatants into society are based on the theory that the participation of ex-combatants in their communities can promote reconciliation and minimize recidivism to illegal activities. We evaluate community and security-related opportunities for and constraints on social reintegration using a survey of ex-combatants from Colombia. We find ex-combatants in more participatory communities tend to have an easier time with social reintegration and feel less of a need to organize among themselves. These findings suggest that to help ex-combatants, reintegration processes should also work to improve the social vibrancy of receptor communities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123178DOI: 10.1177/0738894215614506OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123178DiVA: diva2:872086