Although the political transformation of the former FARC-EP guerrilla into a political party occurred in the 2018 parliamentary elections, the reintegration of the former combatants into society is being carried out mainly at local level. Based on the DRG literature, we took into account the interests of the communities as an explanatory factor of the success or failure of this process.
This exploratory study is of great political relevance, as it provides an independent analysis based on academic research methods and relates it in a timely manner to the academic and public debate in Colombia. The project may help us to identify the gaps in the implementation in the local communities affected by the armed conflict where additional political support is needed to increase the sustainability of the peace project. Thus, this study approaches a widely debated but questioned issue in the study of peace processes: the interaction between the transformation of the rebel groups into civil actors and the role of the communities affected by the armed conflict.
Cooperation or confrontation? Exploring the link between former FARC-EP combatants and the communities affected by conflict during the reintegration process
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Red Adelco, Willy-Brandt School of Public Policy-University of Erfurt
Willy-Brandt School of Public Policy - University of Erfurt
Call 2018, Exploratory Studies