Most peace agreements are formulated with the intention of transforming ex-combatants into socially and politically active persons who can work for their political goals through peaceful means rather than through arms. But how can this intention become reality?
The PRIO project 'Ex-Combatants' Choices: Reintegrating Together or Alone – Effects on Political Participation' is based on 153 interviews with female and male ex-combatants from the URNG in Guatemala, the PLA in Nepal and the FARC in Colombia. The main research question in the project is related to the character of the reintegration processes in these countries. Does it make a difference for the ex-combatants' social and political participation whether they reintegrate collectively or individually and, if so, in which ways?
The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.