Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Disarmament as a form of structural violence in post-conflict zones

Presenter Information

Samuel ReederFollow

Class

Article

Department

Political Science

Faculty Mentor

Colin Flint

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Despite best intentions conflicts often restart following peace agreements. Few scholars are tackling the question of why they restart. Instead they focus on measures of success and what success means. Scholars should place more emphasis on why peace fails, and why negotiators reflexively require that former combatants be disarmed, even if this might make them feel excluded . Using the UCDP Peace Agreement Database, this research will examine how disarmament and non-disarmament, as well as the integration of rebels into the military, interact with the security structure, leading to peace, or a return to violence.

Start Date

4-9-2015 9:00 AM

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Disarmament as a form of structural violence in post-conflict zones

Despite best intentions conflicts often restart following peace agreements. Few scholars are tackling the question of why they restart. Instead they focus on measures of success and what success means. Scholars should place more emphasis on why peace fails, and why negotiators reflexively require that former combatants be disarmed, even if this might make them feel excluded . Using the UCDP Peace Agreement Database, this research will examine how disarmament and non-disarmament, as well as the integration of rebels into the military, interact with the security structure, leading to peace, or a return to violence.