|Title||Co-opting Warlords: A Strategy for Success?|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Study by the Department for International Relationships and Foreign Policy at the University of Trier|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Volume||Trierer Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik, Nr. 12|
|Number of Pages||29 pp.|
|Publisher||Department for International Relationships and Foreign Policy at the University of Trier|
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?