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Liberia and Sierra Leone: The Competition for Patronage in Resource-Rich Economies

WILLIAM RENO

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As a consequence of the collapse of Cold War-era patron–client politics, Liberia and Sierra Leone are cases of humanitarian emergencies. The humanitarian emergencies in both states are due to the ... More


Sierra Leone

Andrew Reynolds

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0044
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Sierra Leone follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


After Lomé in Sierra Leone: The Special Court and National Reconciliation

Jennifer Moore

in Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199856961
eISBN:
9780190260064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856961.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyzes the legal and political aspects of international law and post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone, with particular emphasis on the three classic dimensions of transitional ... More


Sierra Leone: War and its Functions

David Keen

in War and Underdevelopment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241880
eISBN:
9780191696978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241880.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to explain the conflict in Sierra Leone by analysing the actions and goals of those orchestrating and carrying out acts of violence. This includes not only rebel violence but ... More


Sierra Leone

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The Republic of Sierra Leone (population 5.88 million) is a country in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 71, 740 km 2 and its boundaries border the countries of ... More


Sierra Leone

Alhaji Sarjoh Bah

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the strategies (or lack thereof) employed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the UN for their exits from Sierra Leone. It compares ECOWAS’s lack of an ... More


Sierra Leone Rebels: The Revolutionary United Front

Jennifer M. Hazen

in What Rebels Want: Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451669
eISBN:
9780801467578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses the resources, options, and preferences of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. The RUF never attempted to build a network of ... More


Material culture and Sierra Leone’s civilising mission in the nineteenth century

Bronwen Everill

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

By the mid-nineteenth century, trading networks between London and Freetown, Sierra Leone, were well-established. White and black businessmen and women were beginning to profit from the shift from ... More


Sierra Leone: The Intersection of Law, Policy, and Practice

Alison Smith

in Internationalized Criminal Courts: Sierra Leone, East Timor, Kosovo, and Cambodia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276745
eISBN:
9780191707650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276745.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Special Court for Sierra Leone was established in March 2002 to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for atrocities committed during the conflict in the country back in the 1990s. Other ... More


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