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Is the international community helping to recreate the preconditions for war in Sierra Leone?

Hanlon, Joseph (2005). Is the international community helping to recreate the preconditions for war in Sierra Leone? The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 94(381) pp. 459–472.

URL: http://www.open.ac.uk/personalpages/j.hanlon/Sierr...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00358530500243641
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Abstract

"In a very real sense, the conditions that spawned the war and inflicted gruesome casulaties on Sierra Leone's citizens have not disappeared", the International Crisis Group has warned. In this paper we argue that many of those conditions are being recreated. The same old men who were responsible for the war are still in power, both in government and in a reinstated chieftaincy system, and corruption is still endemic, while young people remain jobless and largely uneducated. Further, we argue that the policies of the international community are, perhaps inadvertently, promoting a return to pre-war conditions.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1474-029X
Keywords: Sierra Leone; civil war; peace; peacebuilding; post-war; intervention
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 2208
Depositing User: Joseph Hanlon
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2208
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