Source: (2001) Paper 18. Bonn, Germany: Bonn International Center for Conversion. Downloaded 21 May 2004.

The concept of "conversion" relates to the transition from violent conflict to peace and the consequent change of use of economic and social resources and change of vocation of former combatants. This brief overview of the measures used in Northern Ireland to release and reintegrate ex-prisoners and, more generally, to open up opportunities for peaceful activities by former non-state combatants, [... also examines] how they relate to the dynamics of the peace process as a whole. (excerpt)

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