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When the State Fails: Studies on Intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War Paperback – 5 Dec 2011

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This volume by Sierra Leonean academics offers wide-ranging insights on the causes and dynamics of the Sierra Leone conflict. It provides valuable information on security sector reform and the role of external actors in peace building. (Yusuf Bangura, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development)

This work fills a very important niche in our perception of the era of the civil war in Sierra Leone and its aftermath. Policy makers, those interested in development studies and scholars in general should pay keen attention to it. (Magbaily Fyle, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University)

About the Author

Tunde Zack-Williams is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Lancashire. He was President of the UK African Studies Association from 2006 to 2008. He is the author of Tributors, Supporters and Merchant Capital: Mining and Underdevelopment in Sierra Leone (1995), The Quest for Sustainable Peace: The 2007 Sierra Leone Elections (2008), co-author of Structural Adjustment: Theory, Practice and Impacts (2000), co-editor of Africa in Crisis: New Challenges and Possibilities (Pluto, 2002) and African Mosaic: Political, Social, Economic and Technological Development in the New Millenium (2009). He is a handling editor of the Review of African Political Economy and a member of the Africa Panel of the British Academy.

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