n Conflict Trends - Reintegration of ex-combatants : the Liberia case

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Many authors, policy-makers, and practitioners argue that security is crucial for post-war initiatives; there can be no elections, empowerment of civil society, or economic prospects without security. By the same token, many argue that disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) are key processes in ensuring security during post-conflict reconstruction. However, experiences of DDR reveal an important international focus on resources for and commitment to disarmament and demobilisation with fewer resources devoted to reintegration.

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