Commanders for good and bad: alternative post-war reconstruction and ex-commanders in Liberia
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Contrary to the general conviction, collaboration with ex-commanders and their informal networks can actually promote postwar stability. When former generals are integrated into the post-conflict societal structure as brokers of socioeconomic service and mediators between governing elites and former combatants, they can help to provide security and stability. In the case of Liberia their direct access to ex-combatants makes them suitable for distributing jobs, money, food, scholarships and other resources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2014. , 4 p.
NAI Policy Notes, ISSN 1654-6695 ; 2014/6
Liberia, Post-conflict reconstruction, Peacebuilding, Governance, Military personnel, Employment, Informal sector, Labour market
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1876ISBN: 978-91-7106-758-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1876DiVA: diva2:762411