Warlord Politics and African States
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - 257 Seiten
Focusing on the examples of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire, this text demonstrates how African rulers hold on to power while severed from foreign aid and subjected to collapsing economies and disappearing bureaucracies.
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