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Crafting Peace

Crafting Peace

by Sasha Lezhnev
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739117653

ISBN-13: 9780739117651

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Lexington Books

Crafting Peace analyzes warlords in depth, including their organizational structure and the context in which they operate, ultimately exploring the effectiveness of various short and long-term strategies to deal with warlords. Instead of focusing strictly on economic causes, the focus here is on the extremely frail politial/security environment that allows warlords to

Overview

Crafting Peace analyzes warlords in depth, including their organizational structure and the context in which they operate, ultimately exploring the effectiveness of various short and long-term strategies to deal with warlords. Instead of focusing strictly on economic causes, the focus here is on the extremely frail politial/security environment that allows warlords to rise up, seize power, and profit in the midst of chaos. This deeper political context, under-analyzed in other texts in terms of its effect on warlordism, is crucial to understanding both why warlords arise and how they should be dealt with. This book suggests a two-pronged strategic approach to help craft peace: unseating certain intransigent warlords through immediate, coercive measures; and taking away the anarchic environment in which these actors thrive by implementing several policies aimed at rebuilding law and order over the long-term. Sasha Lezhnev discusses this approach by looking at real-world cases in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. Crafting Peace presents a new way of looking at eliminating warlords and restoring peace in war-torn states that will prove essential to both scholars and practitioners in international relations and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739117651
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Globalized Gangster: Defining Warlordism Chapter 3 Sierra Leone: The Long Road to Peace Chapter 4 Tajikistan: Warlords Reintegrated? Chapter 5 Dealing with Warlords Chapter 6 Conclusion

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