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Sierra Leone : a political history

Author: David Harris
Publisher: London, U.K. : Hurst & Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new political history of the former British colony in West Africa. It examines 225 years of history and 50 years of independence, placing state-society relations at the centre of a revealing investigation of those who have tried to rule or change Sierra Leone and its inhabitants, and the responses engendered.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harris
ISBN: 184904323X 9781849043236
OCLC Number: 838415760
Description: vii, 232 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
2. The Rise and Wane of Krio Dominance, 1787-1951 --
3. Key Players in a Deceptively Quiet Decolonisation, 1951-1961 --
4. Immediate and Severe Challenges: Democracy and Coups, 1961-1968 --
5. The Choices of Siaka Stevens: Violence, Patronage and the One-Party State, 1968-1991 --
6. Civil War and the Incendiary Debates Over its Provenance, 1991-1996 --
7. The Escalation and Ending of the Civil War, 1996-2002 --
8. The Post-Conflict Dispensation: Plus ca change? 2002-2007 --
9. Political Shifts in Sierra Leone: Elections, Liberal Reform, Society and the New Mutlipolar World, 2007-2012 --
10. Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Harris.

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