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Author Gerdes, Felix.
Title Civil war and state formation [electronic resource] : the political economy of war and peace in Liberia / Felix Gerdes.
Publication Info. Frankfurt ; New York : Campus Verlag, c2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Micropolitics of violence ; v. 9.
Contents List of Tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. War, Peace, and Young States; 2.1. The State and Other Types of Political Organization; 2.1.1. The Importance of Variance in (Personal) Authority; 2.1.2. Non-legitimate Domination; 2.1.3. The Empirical State; 2.2. State Formation, State Erosion and Society; 2.2.1. State-Building and State Decay; 2.2.2. Society and the State; 2.2.3. A Note on Sequences of Domination; 3. The First Liberian Civil War: The Rise of Charles Taylor; 3.1. Collusion, Competition and Military Combat; 3.1.1. The Actors; 3.1.2. Elimination Contests.
3.1.3. Winning a War by Way of Elections3.1.4. Summary: Civil War as State-Building; 3.2. Political Economy of the NPFL; 3.2.1. Creation of the NPFL and Imposition of Taylor; 3.2.2. Politics of the NPFL: Administration and Legitimacy; 3.2.3. Discipline, Repression and Material Interests; 3.2.4. Economics of the NPFL; 3.3. Taylor's Adversaries and their Weaknesses; 3.3.1. The Doe Government; 3.3.2. The Interim Government of National Unity; 3.3.3. The Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia; 3.3.4. The ECOWAS Cease-Fire Monitoring Group; 3.3.5. The United Liberation Movements.
3.3.6. The Liberia Peace Council3.4. Summary: Taylor and his Rivals; 3.5 From Warlord to Statesman: Charles Taylor as President; 3.5.1. Transplanting a System of Domination; 3.5.2. The Security Sector; 3.5.3. Revenue Generation in Charles Taylor's Liberia; 3.5.4. Key Features of Liberia Inc.; 3.6. Summary: The Rise of Charles Taylor; 4. Taylor's Fall and the Dawn of a Neo-patrimonial Democracy; 4.1. The Government: Cracks in the System; 4.1.1. Disintegration of the Security Sector; 4.1.2. Repression and the Erosion of a Patrimonial System; 4.1.3. An Aggressive Regional Policy.
4.1.4. The Economics of Taylor's Fall4.1.5. The Final Events; 4.2. The Rebels: LURD and MODEL; 4.3. The National Transitional Government of Liberia; 4.3.1. The Erosion of the Former Regime; 4.3.2. LURD and MODEL: Rebels Falling Apart; 4.3.3. Political Parties and Civil Society: Dashed Hopes; 4.4. Elections and a New Regime; 4.4.1. Presidential Elections: Warring Parties; 4.4.2. The Leading Candidates and their Networks; 4.4.3. The Legislature; 4.5. Liberia under Johnson Sirleaf: Rebuilding the State?; 4.5.1. Anatomy of a Post-War Regime; 4.5.2. Major Issues in Institutional Development.
4.5.3. An Anti-Corruption Policy?4.5.4. New Elections-Reconfigured Alliances; 4.6. Political Economy of the New Liberia; 4.6.1. A Peacekeeping and Reconstruction Economy; 4.6.2. Natural Resources and Political Control; 4.7. From Taylor to Johnson Sirleaf: Major Issues; 5. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Aug. 29, 2013).
Subject Liberia -- History -- 1980-
Liberia -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Liberia -- Economic conditions -- 1980-
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Related To Print version: Gerdes, Felix. Civil War and State Formation : The Political Economy of War and Peace in Liberia. Frankfurt/M. : Campus Verlag, ©2013 9783593398921
ISBN 9783593419756
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