From Soldiers to Citizens: Demilitarization of Conflict and Society
Demilitarization of conflict and society is crucial to building sustainable peace in countries emerging from the scourge of civil war. At the heart of the exercise is the necessity of transforming the culture and the instruments of war. Using UNITA ex-combatants in Angola as a case example, this book looks at this issue.
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