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Commanders for good and bad : alternative post-war reconstruction and ex-commanders in Liberia

Upphovspersoner: Utas, Mats | Themnér, Anders | Lindberg, Emy
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation | Uppsala, Sweden
År: 2014
Språk: eng
Relation: NAI Policy Notes, 1654-6695 ; 2014/6
Ämnesord: Liberia, Post-conflict reconstruction, Peacebuilding, Governance, Military personnel, Employment, Informal sector, labour market
Identifikator: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1876
Identifikator: urn:isbn:978-91-7106-758-6
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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.