Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order

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UBC Press, 2003 - History - 186 pages
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This book provides both a superb analysis of the historical dysfunction of the post-colonial African state generally and, more specifically, a probing critique of the crisis that resulted in the tragic collapse of Liberia. Ikechi Mgbeoji ultimately shows that blame for this endless cycle of violence must be laid at the feet of both the Western powers and African states themselves. He further posits that a reconstructed regime of African statehood, legitimate governance, and reform of the United Nations Security Council are imperatives for the creation of a stable African polity. 
  

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Contents

Collective Security and the Liberian Conflict
48
The Liberian Conflict and International Law on Foreign Intervention
71
The UN Charter and the Ratification of the ECOWAS Action
103
Reconfiguring Collective Security in Africa
128
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Ikechi Mgbeoji is a professor in the Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall, York University.

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