Sierra Leone at the End of the Twentieth Century: History, Politics in Africa

Sierra Leone at the End of the Twentieth Century: History, Politics in Africa

by Earl Conteh-Morgan, Mac Dixon-Fyle, Mac Dixon-Fyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820441724

ISBN-13: 9780820441726

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Sierra Leone's current predicament can best be understood within a continuum spanning its precolonial to its more contemporary history. This study traces the contradictions of the historical legacy and the excesses of the independent nation-state to unravel the sequences of dependency that culminated almost inevitably in political instability, unprecedented

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Sierra Leone's current predicament can best be understood within a continuum spanning its precolonial to its more contemporary history. This study traces the contradictions of the historical legacy and the excesses of the independent nation-state to unravel the sequences of dependency that culminated almost inevitably in political instability, unprecedented socio-economic decline, and civil war. The authors draw on a rich texture of historical and political insights reflecting established knowledge, while also plumbing contemporary orature to present a truly holistic perspective of this soft state. Students, scholars, or general readers interested in the dilemmas of developing states will find this essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820441726
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Society and Politics in Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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