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Author Baas, Saskia, author.

Title From civilians to soldiers and from soldiers to civilians : mobilization and demobilization in Sudan / Saskia Baas.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2012]

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Description 1 online resource (242 pages) : illustrations
Summary A fascinating and disturbing study of the entrances and exits of boys and men involved on all sides of the armed conflict in Sudan, providing a vivid insight into the dynamics of the civil war. Drawing on extensive research and personal accounts, this hard-hitting study investigates the processes of mobilization and demobilization of fighters from all the involved factions during the long-drawn civil war in Sudan. Why do civilians, at some point or other during an armed conflict, decide to participate in the violence of the war? What are the consequences of becoming part of a guerilla movement.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index.
Contents Front; From Civilians to Soldiers andfrom Soldiers to Civilians; Acknowledgements; List of acronyms; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Explaining civil war; 1.2 Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration(DDR); 1.3 Research among (former) fighters in Sudan; 1.4 Overview of the book and key findings; 2 Recruitment; 2.1 Independence, war, peace and the foundation ofthe SPLA; 2.1 Organizing a rebellion: strategies of mobilizationand recruitment; 2.2 On the individual level: contexts of recruitment; 2.3 Comparison: Recruitment among movements inEastern Sudan; 2.4 Conclusion: why do men rebel?2.4.1.
3 Becoming a soldier3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Integration and cohesion; 3.3 Soldier life; 3.4 Opportunities and stratification; 3.5 Getting out and staying in; 3.6 Comparison: affiliation to movements inEastern Sudan; 3.7 Conclusions; 4 At war's end; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Background: negotiations and peace; 4.3 Peace policies in the SPLA; 4.4 Through the eyes of the fighters; 4.5 Comparison: peace in the East; 4.6 Conclusions; 5 DDR policies and realities in Sudan; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 DDR policy under the CPA; 5.3 DDR policy under the ESPA (Eastern Sudan); 5.4 Conclusions; Concluding remarks.
Note Appendix IAppendix II.
Language En.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Civil War (Sudan : 1983-)
Civilians in war -- Sudan.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005.
Child soldiers -- Sudan.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Baas, Saskia. From civilians to soldiers and from soldiers to civilians. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012 9789089643964 (DLC) 2012439218 (OCoLC)795013502
ISBN 9789048513000 (electronic bk.)
9048513006 (electronic bk.)
9789089643964 (pbk.)
9089643966 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9786613522474