Enzo Nussio, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Latin American Studies, just published a new article in the academic journal Conflict Management and Peace Science. Together with Oliver Kaplan (University of Denver), he analyzes how ex-combatants of guerrilla and paramilitary groups can be integrated into receiving communities. The authors find that ex-combatants in more participatory communities tend to have an easier time with social reintegration and feel less of a need to organize among themselves. Their findings suggest that to help ex-combatants, reintegration processes should also work to improve the social vibrancy of receptor communities.

Link: http://cmp.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/20/0738894215614506.abstract