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The debate on warlordism: the importance of military legitimacy

Giustozzi, Antonio (2005) The debate on warlordism: the importance of military legitimacy. Crisis States Research Centre discussion papers, 13 (13). Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Despite the careless use of the terms ' warlord' and ' warlordism' by the media, both have become increasingly popular among academics, even if some scholars object to their use. This paper draws on direct field experience as well as the ongoing debate. It aims, on the one hand, to reconcile the different perspectives - which are often not necessarily at odds with each other - and on the other hand, to propose a definition of 'warlordism' for the social sciences that is both closer to that used so far by historians and at the same time consistent with emerging evidence from the field.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2005 Antonio Giustozzi
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2008 14:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:35

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