Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America

Nearly half of all countries emerging from civil conflict relapse into war within a few years of signing a peace agreement. The postwar trajectories of armed groups vary from organizational cohesion to dissolution, demilitarization to remilitarization. In Organized Violence after Civil War, 2007 Fellow Sarah Zukerman Daly analyzes evidence from thirty-seven militia groups in Colombia, demonstrating that the primary driving force behind these changes is the variation in recruitment patterns within, and between, the warring groups. She documents the transition from war to peace through interviews with militia commanders, combatants and victims. Using rich ex-combatant survey data and geo-coded information on violence over fifty years of war, Daly explains the dynamics inside armed organizations and the strategic interactions among them. She also shows how the theory may be used beyond Colombia, both within the region of Latin America and across the rest of the world. Buy it on Amazon.
Title
Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America
Author
Zukerman Daly, Sarah
Published
University of Cambridge / Cambridge University Press, February 2016
ISBN
978-1107127586
On the web
Citation
Zukerman Daly, Sarah, Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America (New York: University of Cambridge / Cambridge University Press, February 2016), https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/organized-violence-after-civil-war/98BBA2B76B1781E24CB51B3BD89E9D38.