Catalogue


War to peace transition : conflict intervention and peacebuilding in Liberia /
edited by Kenneth Omeje.
imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2009.
description
viii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761844791, 9780761844792
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imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2009.
isbn
0761844791
9780761844792
contents note
Introduction : discourses of the Liberian civil war and the imperatives of peacebuilding / Kenneth Omeje -- The political history of Liberia and the civil war / Joseph Saye Guannu -- Failure of domestic politics and civil war in Liberia : regional ramifications and ECOWAS intervention / Benjamin Ahadzi -- Conflicts and interventions in Liberia : the loal, regional and international dynamics / Joe A.D. Alie -- Dynamics of gender relations in war-time and post-war Liberia : implications for public policy / Annie Jones-Demen -- Peacebulinding and inter-religious dialogue in Liberia : reflections on the role of the inter-religious council of Liberia / Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. -- Music, peacebuilding and conflict transformation in post-war Liberia / Joshua D.B. Giddings -- The role of civil society in post-conflict peacebuilding in Liberia : a policy approach / T. Debey Sayndee -- An integrated framework for peacebuilding, human rights and development : reflections on Liberia's poverty reduction strategy / Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Erin McCandless.
catalogue key
6916428
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr. Kenneth Omeje is a lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and a specialist in African Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of High Stakes and Stakeholders: Oil Conflict and Security in Nigeria and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Reviews
Review Quotes
Kenneth Omeje has produced an interesting, in-depth, well-written, and comprehensive book with highly accessible chapters that improve our understanding of the causes and effects of the Liberian War.
This collection provides a penetrating and constructive examination of what to many people outside Africa seemed an unfathomable situation in Liberia and an overwhelming task of peacebuilding.
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Summaries
Long Description
This book explores the political history of Liberia and its descent to civil war, the regional ramifications of the war, and conflict intervention and peacekeeping efforts. It also examines the problems, challenges, and opportunities of post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding. It is comprised of various academic and policy contributions by Liberian specialists and Liberian-based scholars. The policy contributions have been crafted in part to articulate policy-relevant recommendations and strategies for the consolidation of peace to avert a recurrence of war and large-scale disruptive conflicts in the future.
Main Description
This book explores the political history of Liberia and its descent to civil war, the regional ramifications of the war, and conflict intervention and peacekeeping efforts. It also examines the problems, challenges, and opportunities of post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding. It is comprised of various academic and policy contributions by Liberian specialists and Liberian-based scholars. The policy contributions have been crafted in part to articulate policy-relevant recommendations and strategies for the consolidation of peace to avert a recurrence of war and large-scale disruptive conflicts in the future. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vi
List of Abbreviationp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Conceptual, Historical, Regional & International Aspects
Introduction: Discourses of the Liberian Civil War and the Imperatives of Peacebuildingp. 3
The Political History of Liberia and the Civil Warp. 19
Failure of Domestic Politics and Civil War in Liberia: Regional Ramifications and ECOWAS Interventionp. 41
Conflicts and Interventions in Liberia: The Local, Regional and International Dynamicsp. 77
Empirical & Policy Aspects
Dynamics of Gender Relations in War-Time and Post-War Liberia: Implications for Public Policyp. 99
Peacebuilding and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Liberia: Reflections on the Role of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberiap. 121
Music, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation in Post-War Liberiap. 153
The Role of Civil Society in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Liberia: A Policy Approachp. 171
An Integrated Framework for Peacebuilding, Human Rights and Development: Reflections on Liberia's Poverty Reduction Strategy.p. 193
About the Contributorsp. 225
Indexp. 229
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