n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Sustaining the peace in Angola. An overview of current demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration




Extracted from text ... Demilitarisation of conflict and society is crucial to building sustainable peace in countries emerging from the scourge of civil war. As longstanding conflicts come to an end, a variety of approaches are adopted by international agencies and national governments aimed at supporting processes that facilitate this potentially volatile transition from formal peace to social peace. At the heart of the exercise is the necessity of transforming the instruments of war- and in particular combatants themselves-from soldiers to citizens as well as ridding the wider society of armaments. Thus the process of demilitarisation involves not only a political commitment from ..


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