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The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

The Making of War Veterans in Postindependence Mozambique

Nikkie Wiegink

fade away.” 1 Alden assumed that after 16 years of armed conflict the demobilized combatants of the Mozambican National Resistance (Resistência Nacional de Moçambique—Renamo) and the Mozambican Armed Forces (Forças Armadas de Moçambique—FAM) would

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Analyzing Resistance to Transitional Justice

What Can We Learn from Hybridity?

Briony Jones

, what other areas of scholarship can be drawn on in order to move us forward in this task. Scholarship on hybrid peace starts from a position of questioning the ways in which external actors intervene in post-conflict contexts as part of a liberal

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

suggesting that transitional justice comprises “anything a society devises to deal with a legacy of conflict and/or widespread human rights violations” including actions as wide-ranging as educational reform and commemoration projects ( Roht-Arriaza 2006: 1

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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

to violent conflict, or harshness of a less obvious impact such as ordinary social violence embedded in the particular history of an individual and/or society ( Bouju and de Bruijn 2014 ). We must therefore make silences, gasps, anger, laughter

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The Debts of War

Bifurcated Veterans’ Mobilization and Political Order in Post-settlement El Salvador

Ralph Sprenkels

actions to draw attention to their cause ( Dunkerley 1985 ). Salvadoran veterans’ mobilization is laden with anti-elitist sentiment. While the warring parties constructed esprit de corps and in-group solidarity during the armed conflict, most notably

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

race. The sport mega-event security architecture was inserted into these scenarios in order to, on the one hand, secure the Olympic Games, but on the other, to hide the class and racial inequalities that define the city's bloody urban conflict from

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

; King 2013 ; Shalit 1988 ; Storr 2009 ). But the militaries of industrial democracies have been, and are, involved in a whole array of physically violent encounters with civilians in areas of conflict—encounters that diverge from this quintessential

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Invisible Veterans

Defeated Militants and Enduring Revolutionary Social Values in Dhufar, Oman

Alice Wilson

may recreate social segregation, which mark the very lines of difference that underpinned the recent conflict ( Jeffrey 2013 ); daily life and interactions may contain myriad reminders of recent violence ( Hughes 2013 ); everyday life may also become a

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

developed over the years. In Colombia and Namibia, the armed conflict and participation signified a deep political commitment, whereas the United States relied on volunteers and draftees during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam veteran in the United States faced

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Alena Minchenia

their actions points to the process of political dispossession accompanying the professionalization of protests. Professional Protesters Envisioning Protests Internal divisions and power conflicts undermine performance of political leadership