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Cassandra Veney is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University/Los Angeles, California. Her primary area of research has concentrated on the politics of forced migration in Kenya and Tanzania.
Dick Simpson is a professor and former Department Head in the Department of Polticial Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a former Chicago Alderman whose primary areas of research include Sierra Leone and American politics, elections, and urban politics.
Part I: Demobilization and Reconstruction
Chapter 1: Introduction
Cassandra R. Veney
Chapter 2: No Justice, No Peace: The Elusive Search for Justice and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone
Chapter 3: The Role of Ex-Combatants in Mozambique
Chapter 4: Memory Controversies in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Implications for Peacebuilding
Part II: Institutional Challenges
Chapter 5: Land Reform, Social Justice, and Reconstruction: Challenges for Post-Genocide Rwanda
Chapter 6: Elections as a Stress Test of Democratization in Societies: A Comparison of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chapter 7: Partners or Adversaries? NGOs and the State in Postwar Sierra Leone
Fredline A.O. M’Cormack-Hale
Chapter 8: Chieftancy and Reconstruction in Sierra Leone
Part III: Partnerships on the Way Forward
Chapter 9: The Role of African Diasporas in Reconstruction
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Chapter 10: The Role of the African Union in Reconstruction in Africa
Thomas Kwasi Tieku
Chapter 11: Governance Challenges in Sierra Leone
12: Challenges of Governance Reform in Liberia
Part IV: The Future of Fragile States
Chapter 13: Achieving Development and Democracy
African Democracy and Development edited by Simpson and Veney is an excellent discussion of post-conflict situations in Africa. Sierra Leone and Rwanda are the most deeply explored here and are two of the most spectacular cases of conflict in recent history. This work advances how we think about and study a welcome phenomenon in contemporary African states.
— K. C. Morrison, Mississippi State University
The literature on the challenges faced by post-conflict states is abundant. It is thus welcome that this edited book does not try to provide broad discussions but rather tackles precise and essential aspects of post-war situations. This constitutes the common thread of the book as it is quite successful in picking diverse but key issues related to post-conflict contexts. The book's second unifying principle is that it has a geographical bias towards Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and to a lesser extent Liberia and Mozambique.
— Journal of Modern African Studies