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dc.contributor.authorPaker, Evren Balta
dc.contributor.authorYuksel, M.
dc.contributor.authorAcar, Y. G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T12:02:56Z
dc.date.available2021-01-26T12:02:56Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.issn0095-327Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10679/7223
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0095327X20910769
dc.description.abstractMilitia groups have only recently started to attract scholarly attention in the literature on internal conflicts. This attention is mostly focused on either the causes of their emergence or their functions and performance during the conflict. The role of militia groups in post-conflict processes, however, has not been adequately addressed. This article intends to fill this gap by analyzing the case of village guards, a type of pro-government militia system in Turkey, based on qualitative evidence from field research. While the dominant narrative in the literature identifies militia groups as spoilers in peace processes, the article shows that militias do not act as spoilers under certain conditions. In the case of the village guard system in Turkey, the permanent integration of militias into the state's regular military apparatus prevented militia groups from acting as spoilers. It then argues that the permanent integration of wartime militia systems is a consequence of two factors: militia networking and a lack of comprehensive peace-building structures.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIstanbul Policy Center
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.relation.ispartofArmed Forces and Society
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.titlePeace processes and the integration of pro-government militias: The case of village guards in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.peerreviewedyesen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublished onlineen_US
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID(ORCID 0000-0001-6364-4426 & YÖK ID 174081) Balta, Evren
dc.contributor.ozuauthorPaker, Evren Balta
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000523852600001
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0095327X20910769en_US
dc.subject.keywordsPro-government militiasen_US
dc.subject.keywordsVillage guardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPeace processen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTurkeyen_US
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-85082104896
dc.contributor.authorFemale1
dc.relation.publicationcategoryArticle - International Refereed Journal - Institutional Academic Staff


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