Harris, David (2003) 'Post-Conflict Elections or Post-Elections Conflict: Sierra Leone 2002 and Patterns of Voting in Sub-Saharan Africa.' Cadernos de Estudos Africanos (5/6). pp. 39-49.
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Sierra Leone is just one of a growing number of countries that has experienced the current globally popular tool of conflict resolution, the multi-party election. This method of endeav- ouring to put a final cap on a peace process has a mixed record in Africa. There have been some successes, but the installation of unsuitable over-powerful governments and/or the return to war have more often been the case. The article examines firstly the outcomes of the 2002 Sierra Leone elections, and then situates these consequences on a spectrum of African post-conflict elections outcomes. Finally, possibilities for avoiding or mitigating the negative effects of post- conflict polls, particularly those emanating from the inevitable lack of security, are examined and posited.
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies|
|Depositing User:||Dave Harris|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jan 2009 15:08|
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