Engaging non-state armed actors in state- and peace-building: options and strategies

  title={Engaging non-state armed actors in state- and peace-building: options and strategies},
  author={Claudia Hofmann and Ulrich Schneckener},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  pages={603 - 621}
Abstract Armed actors dominate contemporary conflict environments dramatically. Their degree of dispersion, influence, and effect on international politics make it necessary to establish strategies for interaction with them. This article makes a contribution by assessing particular strategies and their suitability and applicability with regard to specific actors. First, it delineates options for dealing with armed actors based on three perspectives from international relations theory: realist… 

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