The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia: Tragedy and Challenge
The book illuminates the political process that over the course of six generations brought about the personalization of authority in Liberia; and it links that system of personal rule to the highly centralized structures of the postcolonial state. The book concludes by exploring the future of self-govenance in Liberia and all of postcolonial Africa. The author became president of the Republic of Liberia after the civil war 1989-90.
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Social Order and Constitutional Choice
The Idea of Liberia
Indigenous West African Social Orders
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