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The Resilient, the Remobilized and the Removed: Party Mobilization among Former M19 Combatants
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3210-8609
2016 (English)In: Civil Wars, ISSN 1369-8249, E-ISSN 1743-968X, Vol. 18, no 2, 214-233 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Armed groups often transform into political parties, which involves a profound transformation of the organizational culture. How these parties condition the continued political mobilization of their members is unclear. Using life history interviews with former combatants of the armed group M19 in Colombia this article demonstrates what aspects of the party mobilize and stymie their political mobilization. Through exploring three typical political life paths - the Resilient, the Remobilized and the Removed - this article demonstrates the long term challenges of post-war politics, the role of the party, as well as the personal journey from (war and) peace to democracy.

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2016. Vol. 18, no 2, 214-233 p.
Keyword [en]
party mobilization, life histories, political participation, ex-combatants, post-war, Colombia, M19, armed groups
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Political Science
Research subject
Political Science; Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297932DOI: DOI:10.1080/13698249.2016.1205565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297932DiVA: diva2:943972
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-08-02

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