Rebel governance has become a distinct field of research in peace and conflict studies in recent years, but its political dimension has received too little attention so far. To change this, PRIF researchers Hanna Pfeifer and Regine Schwab have put together a special issue of “Small Wars & Insurgencies”. Among many other scholars, PRIF researchers Jonas Wolff and Laura Camila Barrios Sabogal also contributed as authors.
Last Thursday, a launch event took place to mark the publication of the issue. Here, Regine Schwab first outlined the content and highlighted the key findings. Afterwards, Laura Camila Barrios Sabogal, together with Solveig Richter, presented their article on the Colombian peace process and the “reintegration” of former FARC fighters. Following this, PRIF guest researcher Zhou Yiqi commented on the Special Issue, emphasizing innovative approaches and identifying points of departure and ideas for future research.
This then led into the following discussion, where the participants exchanged thoughts on the following potential research questions.
The Special Issue can be found at this link: Small Wars & Insurgencies: Vol 34, No 1 (tandfonline.com).