Co-opting Warlords: A Strategy for Success?

TitleCo-opting Warlords: A Strategy for Success?
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleStudy by the Department for International Relationships and Foreign Policy at the University of Trier
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCottle, S
VolumeTrierer Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik, Nr. 12
Number of Pages29 pp.
PublisherDepartment for International Relationships and Foreign Policy at the University of Trier
Accession Number716
Abstract

This paper seeks to examine the value of accepting or including warlords in legitimate governments. Considering the sources of warlord power, is the strategy of co-option - inviting warlords to participate in a national government - an effective strategy for strengthening and rebuilding a failed state?

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