Joint Research Brief Series, June 2022 | PAW, FBA and UN DPO/OROLSI/DDR Section on ‘The Political Dynamics of DDR’

The introduction of the updated IDDRS module The Political Dynamics of DDR provides new policy and guidance on the intersection between DDR and politics in different post-conflict settings. It is also a reminder that DDR processes need to be firmly anchored in politics to effectively contribute to long term security and stability at regional, national and local levels.

The research brief series has been initiated through a collaboration between the Politics After War (PAW) research network, the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), and the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions: DDR Section (UNDPO/OROLSI/DDR with the aim to provide research perspectives and scientific evidence on the intersection of DDR and politics with a particular emphasis on the transformative dynamics of armed groups and combatants.

The editorial board has consisted of Johanna Malm and Ashi Al-Kahwati from FBA, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Gyda Sindre, Devon Curtis, Véronique Dudouet, and Jacqui Cho from PAW, and Thomas Kontogeorgos, Ntagahoraho Burihabwa, Kwame Poku and Barbra Lukunka from UNDPO/OROLSI/DDR. The views and opinions expressed in the brief series are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the collaborating partners.

You can access the briefs via the links below:

“Brief of Briefs” The Political Dynamics of DDR Key Research Findings | Jacqui Cho, Devon E. A. Curtis, Véronique Dudouet, Johanna Malm, Gyda Sindre, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

Political Integration and Post-war Elections | Ozlem Tuncel, Carrie Manning, Ian Smith

Political Engagement by Former Armed Groups Outside Party Politics | Véronique Dudouet, Claudia Cruz Almeida

Peace Agreements and the Political Integration of Armed Groups | Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Luís Martínez Lorenzo

DDR and Post-War Politics: Lessons from Northern Ireland | Matthew Whiting, Sophie Whiting

Rebel Party Organization and Durable Peace after Civil Conflict | John Ishiyama

Women and Rebel to Party Transitions | Hilary Matfess

Ideological Moderation in Armed Groups Turned Political Parties | Jacqui Cho, Gyda Sindre

Former Armed Groups in power and Post-war Youth Policies | Lovise Aalen

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