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Author Conteh-Morgan, Earl, 1950-

Title Sierra Leone at the end of the twentieth century : history, politics, and society / Earl Conteh-Morgan & Mac Dixon-Fyle.

Publication Info. New York : P. Lang, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  966.4 C761S    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 175 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Series Society and politics in Africa ; v. 8
Society and politics in Africa ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-165 and index.
Contents Ch. 1. A Pre-Colonial Overview. The Mane Invasions. Some Conclusions on Early Political Structures and Procedure. The Nineteenth Century Economy. European Explorers. The Founding of Freetown -- Ch. 2. The Colonial Experience. The Beginnings of the Krio Diaspora. Establishing a Protectorate in the Hinterland. The Aftermath of the Hut Tax War. An Undiversified Resource-Based Economy -- Ch. 3. Decolonization and the Making of the Post-Colonial State. The Krio on the Political Margins. The West African Youth League. Krio Elite Reaction to Constitutional Developments. The Path to Political Independence. Further Unrest in the Protectorate. Political Competition within the SLPP. Political Culture -- Ch. 4. Trends in Politics, Society, and Economy in the Post-Colonial State. Problems of Legitimacy and Ethnic Diversity. Power Consolidation and Ethnoregional Identities. Siaka Stevens Assumes Power. Economic Trends and Neopatrimonialism. External Dependence
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Sierra Leone -- Politics and government -- 1961-
Sierra Leone -- Economic conditions -- 1961-
Added Author Dixon-Fyle, Mac, 1948-
ISBN 0820441724 alkaline paper
9780820441726 alkaline paper
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