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When the State Fails: Studies on Intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Compared with Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the recent western intervention in Sierra Leone has been largely forgotten. This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of what happened, and examines its ongoing consequences.

Sierra Leone’s civil war began in 1991 and was officially declared over in 2002 after UK, UN and regional African military intervention. The contributors provide an informed analysis of the impact of the intervention on democracy, development and society in Sierra Leone. They take a particularly critical view of the imposition of neoliberalism after the conflict.

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Pluto Press; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2012. , 288 p.
Keyword [en]
Sierra Leone, Civil war, Armed forces, Military activity, Foreign intervention, Conflicts, Post-conflict reconstruction, Peacebuilding, Security sector reform, Regional security, Neoliberalism
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1445ISBN: 9780745332215OAI: diva2:451923
Available from: 2011-10-27 Created: 2011-10-27 Last updated: 2013-01-30Bibliographically approved

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