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The role & influence of natural resources in civil wars in Africa: examples from the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil wars

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dc.contributor.supervisor MacLean, George (Political Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Tsamenyi, Elikem Kofi
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-04T15:34:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-04T15:34:20Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23964
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to test and analyze the proposition of whether and to what extent natural resource interests have been fundamental in either causing, fueling or prolonging civil wars in Africa. The study focuses on examples from the Liberian (1989-96 and 1999-2003) and Sierra Leonean civil (1991-2002) to better understand the workings of armed rebellion and the role of natural resources. These two conflict situations were chosen because of their international/transnational contexts and because of the large number of actors involved in either their management or resolution- (UN, ECOWAS, NGOs, and other International Non-Governmental Organizations). More importantly both nations are resource rich. This study examines closely the relationship between the management of natural resources (with focus on lootable natural resources) and armed conflicts and makes policy recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of resource-related violent conflicts. en_US
dc.subject Natural resources en_US
dc.subject civil wars
dc.subject Africa
dc.title The role & influence of natural resources in civil wars in Africa: examples from the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil wars en_US
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Charron, Andrea (Political Studies) Tuso, Hamdesa (Peace and Conflict Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2014 en_US


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