This book explores the political history of Liberia and its descent to civil war, the regional ramifications of the war, and conflict intervention and peacekeeping efforts. It also examines the problems, challenges, and opportunities of post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding. It is comprised of various academic and policy contributions by Liberian specialists and Liberian-based scholars. The policy contributions have been crafted in part to articulate policy-relevant recommendations and strategies for the consolidation of peace to avert a recurrence of war and large-scale disruptive conflicts in the future.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 19 mm
This collection provides a penetrating and constructive examination of what to many people outside Africa seemed an unfathomable situation in Liberia and an overwhelming task of peacebuilding. -- Peter Woodward, professor of politics, University of Reading, U.K.
Kenneth Omeje has produced an interesting, in-depth, well-written, and comprehensive book with highly accessible chapters that improve our understanding of the causes and effects of the Liberian War. -- Jeffrey Ian Ross, associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Policy and fellow, Center for Comparative and I