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The Resource Liberia : the violence of democracy, Mary H. Moran

Liberia : the violence of democracy, Mary H. Moran

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Liberia : the violence of democracy
Title
Liberia
Title remainder
the violence of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Mary H. Moran
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that democracy is not a foreign import into Africa, but that essential aspects of what we in the West consider democratic values are part of the indigenous African traditions of legitimacy and political process. In the case of Liberia, these democratic traditions include institutionalized checks and balances operating at the local level that allow for the voices of structural subordinates (women and younger men) to be heard and be effective in making claims. Mary H. Moran argues that the violence and state collapse that have beset Liberia and the surrounding region in the past two decades cannot be attributed to ancient tribal hatreds or neopatrimonial leaders who are simply a modern version of traditional chiefs. Rather, democracy and violence are intersecting themes in Liberian history that have manifested themselves in numerous contexts over the years."--Jacket
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Series statement
The ethnography of political violence
Liberia : the violence of democracy, Mary H. Moran
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Liberia : the violence of democracy, Mary H. Moran
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fj3bp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Liberia, violence, and democracy -- The case for indigenous democracy -- Contested histories -- Civilization and the Liberian nation -- The promise and terror of elections -- The lock on the outhouse door: discourses of development -- The crisis of youth and the promise of the future -- Conclusion: A wedding and a funeral
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1 online resource (190 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780812220285
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations, map.
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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