Veto Players in Post-Conflict DDR Programs: Evidence From Nepal and the DRC

Nadine Ansorg, Julia Strasheim
2018 Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding  
Under what conditions are Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programs successfully implemented following intrastate conflict? Previous research is dominated by undertheorized case studies that lack the ability to detect the precise factors and mechanisms that lead to successful DDR. In this article, we draw on game theory and ask how the number of veto players, their policy distance, and their internal cohesion impact DDR implementation. Using empirical evidence from Nepal and
more » ... he Democratic Republic of Congo, we show that the number of veto players, rather than their distance and cohesion, explains the (lack of) implementation of DDR.
doi:10.1080/17502977.2018.1501981 fatcat:g3tudyn3z5bpvghzxyi3cfqcsq