Interventions and the (de)stabilizing of sovereignty in Africa

In this post,  Nina Wilén tells us about her new book 'Justifying Interventions in Africa: (de)stabilizing sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi, and the Congo. Nina...

Resources for post-conflict reconstruction in Liberia

In this blog Marco Francescon highlights the opportunities and challenges that natural resource management present for post-conflict reconstruction in Liberia. Marco has just completed...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

Academic questions about the ebola crisis

In this blog post, Kerrie Thornhill discusses how academics can contribute to the ongoing ebola crisis by addressing its root causes in global inequality....

Is Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf really standing up for women?

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Korto Reeves Williams re-evaluate the nobel prize winner and ask whether having women in power in Africa actually makes a...

Ex-Combatants at the Polls in Liberia: How do elections generate legitimacy?

In this blog, Johanna Söderström talks about her recent research on perceptions of electoral legitimacy amongst ex-combatants in Liberia. She interviewed ex-combatants in 2005...

Participation, constitution-building, and democratisation

Abrak Saati tells us about her latest research, which suggests that participation in constitution-building processes does not improve  a country's prospects of democratisation. Abrak is...

Power, peace, and space in Africa

Franzisca Zanker tell us about her work with Claudia Simons and Andreas Mehler, which focuses on the local dimensions of power-sharing in Africa. A...

Struggles over citizenship in Liberia

What does a constitutional clause reveal about Liberians's ideas of citizenship? Robtel Neajai Pailey investigates ... In 1973 Liberia introduced its Aliens and Nationality Law. This,...

What Liberian President George Weah must do

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Silas Kpanan'Ayoung Siakor advise President George Weah to forget about political niceties, institute reforms, and focus on a handful of...