Warlords in International Relations

  • Paul B. Rich

About this book


This timely collection investigates the meaning of the widely used term 'warlordism' in contemporary global politics. The introduction develops an analytical framework in order for scholars to understand the range and differing intensity of differing types of warlordist and sub-state conflict. The volume then proceeds to an examination of warlordism in relation to the international markets in light weaponry and narcotics. It also includes a series of case-studies such as Somalia, Rwanda, Kashmir and Albania.


conflict international relations narcotics political violence politics state violence war

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul B. Rich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of LutonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27688-2
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27690-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27688-2
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