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problems and methods - final

Tags: problems and methods

Outline

Starting point: The Community as a system wrt Iraqi Militias

Draft: master’s thesis

Concept

  • Communities are often held as the crucial center for deradicalization and reintegration programs. For the context of Iraqi Militias/Hashd al-Shaabi/PMF, what does this look like? How can communities foster peacebuilding within this context?

Baselines

Bring it together

  • Start by talking about how communities, not ideas are the center point for successful reintegrating of former fighters (nepal, namibia)
  • Talk about the current state of the PMF and how they are semi-state
    • Talk about the religious/sectarian aspects of the PMF
  • Talk about how communities impact reintegration programs
  • Answer how peacebuilding works now, and why it doesn’t work, and where it’s worked before
  • Dive into deeper comparative cases

Outline

  • Clauswitz On War
  • DDR as a requirement for post-conflict statebuilding
  • Conceptualize the iraqi PMF issue as a dual countery insurgency one and a SSR/DDR one
    • PMF’s seen in sectarian caraiture
      • much more complicated, mosaic
  • State lead reintegration on Iraq
  • What lessons have we learned from sierra leone, cote d’ivore, etc?
  • State lead -> how does this look in comparison to sudan?
  • What forms a community on a micro level? How do we define a community? Communities under DDR and SSR?
  • Communities -> reintegration transforms between individual and communal based
    • Also faction leaders
    • How do these play in?
  • use Simpson - War from the Ground Up

Introduction

Current Literature

Propose a structure and interpreation

  • move beyond interpreting this as a proxy
  • move beyond interpreting this as a sectarian lens
    • their entry into government unfortunately puts this in deeper sectarian lens, since scholars already tend ot see it in sectarian lens
  • war as politics by other means
  • move into interpreting this as a specific realities
    • what works for peacebuilding?
    • what doesn’t work for peacebuilding?
    • state lead SSR?
  • rethinking them as potential destabilizers, as the often the case of the conflict reform

Bibliography

Alaaldin, Ranj, Arturo Varvelli, and Tarik M. Yousef. n.d. The Rise and the Future of Militias in the MENA Region. Ledizioni. https://doi.org/10.14672/55261388.

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