Sierra Leone

Scholarly Publications

The Geography of Insurgent Organization and its Consequences for Civil Wars: Evidence from Liberia and Sierra Leone

January 2008

This article investigates the determinants of armed group organization and the downstream effects of organization on civil wars.

Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross-National Evidence (1980-2009)

August 2013

Why do some armed groups commit massive wartime rape, whereas others never do?

Participatory risk network analysis: A tool for disaster reduction practitioners

March 2017

Disaster risk is the product of a complex set of networked processes. Development professionals often use participatory tools to help understand disasters.

News

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

U.S. can help Liberia break with its violent past

January 2006

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's inauguration as the president of Liberia marks a watershed in the country's tumultuous history. Liberia's historic moment provides the U.S.

Building a Democratic Africa

July 1998

Violent turmoil erupted once again in Africa with the overthrow of President Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire and the short-lived military coup in Sierra Leone.

Events

Global Jurisprudence Colloquium

March 18, 2005

Stanford Law School, the Stanford Rule of Law Program, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and the Santa Clara Institute of...

Assessing the Implications of Transitional Justice Processes: Empirical Evidence from South Africa

January 18, 2006

David Backer is a CDDRL post-doctoral fellow in the academic year 2005-2006. He is also an Assistant Professor of Politics at the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D.

Explaining the Dramatic Decline in Political Violence around the World since the End of the Cold War

March 16, 2006

Professor Andrew Mack is the Director of the Human Security Centre at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.

People

Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School