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1. Magadla, Siphokazi. The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia.

Degree: MA, International Development Studies (International Studies), 2010, Ohio University

This thesis project examines the relationship between post-conflict land tenure reform and political reconciliation in the West African country of Liberia. The thesis asks: is successful land tenure reform a necessary precondition for political reconciliation in Liberia? Secondly, what are the primary means by which land tenure reform contributes to political reconciliation in Liberia? Thirdly, what is the role of Liberians in the Diaspora in the land reform process and how does the role of the Diaspora shape the contribution of land tenure reforms to wider political reconciliation? The study examines the impact of Liberia’s 14 year civil war from 1989 to 2003 on the country’s land tenure system. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia identified “land and property disputes as key threats to Liberia’s fragile peace” in its conflict mapping survey (UNMIL, 2009). In a broader context, this thesis is a contribution to the growing literature that links land policy with conflict and land reform as an important element of achieving the national peace building process and sustainable development. As well this thesis contributes to the literature on post-colonial African Diasporas. The Liberian Diaspora which is known as the “16th County” composed of the country’s middle class was the first African Diaspora to be engaged in its country’s TRC process project. This thesis examines the role of the Liberian Diaspora in the land reform process and the implication for postconflict reconstruction in Liberia. Respondents revealed that if the land problem is not solved there is a potential for a return to war in Liberia. The civil war exacerbated existing boundary disputes between different counties mainly Nimba County and Grand Gedeh. As well the civil war exacerbated existing tensions between ethnic groups mainly the Mandingo, Manos and Gios in Nimba County making Nimba the poster child of land conflicts in Liberia. In rural Liberia which uses communal land ownership family members are embroiled in land disputes as siblings sold land that belongs to the whole family during the civil war without consulting the rest of family which were displaced by the war. While urban Liberia is engulfed in land disputes due to multiple sales of the same piece of land which has resulted in many people claiming ownership to the same piece of land. Entire villages, the Liberian government including President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson are themselves involved in land disputes. Liberians in the Diaspora are particularly vulnerable to land tenure insecurity because of their physical absence from home. Liberians in the US currently under Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure status point to land tenure disputes at home as one of the many indicators that Liberia despite the end of the civil war remains with the reality of everyday conflicts from family, neighbors, ethnic groups and government fighting over land. Therefore, conditions at home still do not allow for them to establish stable secure livelihoods… Advisors/Committee Members: Smucker, Thomas (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Science; Liberia; postconflict reconstruction; Diaspora; land reform; political reconciliation; truth and reconciliation commission; development

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APA (6th Edition):

Magadla, S. (2010). The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia. (Masters Thesis). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1273885451

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Magadla, Siphokazi. “The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia.” 2010. Masters Thesis, Ohio University. Accessed June 16, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1273885451.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Magadla, Siphokazi. “The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia.” 2010. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Magadla S. The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Ohio University; 2010. [cited 2019 Jun 16]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1273885451.

Council of Science Editors:

Magadla S. The 16th County: Role of Diaspora Liberians in Land Reform, Reconciliation and Development in Liberia. [Masters Thesis]. Ohio University; 2010. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1273885451

2. Joncheray, Mathilde. Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari).

Degree: Docteur es, Géographie, 2013, Aix Marseille Université

Les guerres sont d’importants facteurs de recompositions territoriales. Les territoires des « Pays du Niari », région créée par le politique, ont une place particulière dans l’histoire des conflits au Congo et celle-ci conditionne leur reconstruction. Après 10 ans de guerres, la région a du mal à se remettre, et se trouve au cœur d’enjeux socio-économiques, politiques et identitaires à différentes échelles.Cette thèse étudie d’une part les conflits, procédant à une géohistoire méthodique d’une région et de populations occultés par les acteurs nationaux et internationaux. Elle étudie d’autre part la façon dont les différents acteurs s’approprient la notion de post-conflit et les répercussions territoriales des actions entreprises. Cela amène enfin à faire état du hiatus entre actions de reconstructions et besoins des populations et des territoires, visibles à travers des territoires et des temporalités fragmentés.

Wars are major factors in territorial reorganisation. The territories of the “Pays du Niari”, region created by politicians, have a particular/specific place in the history of conflicts in Congo and the former influences their reconstruction. After 10 years of war, the region finds it difficult to recover, and finds itself in the middle of socio-economic, political and identity issues at different levels.This thesis studies, on the one hand, the conflicts leading to a methodical history-geography change of a region and populations put aside by national and international decision makers. It studies, on the other hand, how the different actors make theirs the notion of the post conflict and the territorial repercussions of the actions undertaken. This finally leads us to put forward the hiatus between reconstruction actions and the needs of the populations and the territories, clearly visible through the fragmented territories and timeframes.

Advisors/Committee Members: Dorier-Apprill, Elisabeth (thesis director).

Subjects/Keywords: Guerres; Violences; Post-conflit; Reconstruction; Transports; Économie; Social; Politique; Identités; Acteurs; Évolutions; Recompositions territoriales; Enquêtes; SIG; Pays du Niari; République du Congo; Wars; Violences; Postconflict; Reconstruction; Transports; Economy; Social; Politics; Identities; Actors; Evolutions; Territorial reorganization; Investigation; GIS; Pays du Niari; Republic of Congo

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APA (6th Edition):

Joncheray, M. (2013). Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari). (Doctoral Dissertation). Aix Marseille Université. Retrieved from http://www.theses.fr/2013AIXM3104

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Joncheray, Mathilde. “Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari).” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Aix Marseille Université. Accessed June 16, 2019. http://www.theses.fr/2013AIXM3104.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Joncheray, Mathilde. “Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari).” 2013. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Joncheray M. Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari). [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Aix Marseille Université 2013. [cited 2019 Jun 16]. Available from: http://www.theses.fr/2013AIXM3104.

Council of Science Editors:

Joncheray M. Vivre la guerre, construire la paix : Conflits et recompositions territoriales post-conflit en République du Congo (Pays du Niari). : Conflits and postconflit territorial reorganization in République of Congo (Pays du Niari). [Doctoral Dissertation]. Aix Marseille Université 2013. Available from: http://www.theses.fr/2013AIXM3104

3. Dutton, Laura A. Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Degree: 2014, IUPUI

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Previous research on post-conflict elections has found several criteria important in determining if an area is ready to hold elections and whether or not it is likely to succeed. Although rarely ranked in any determination of importance, several concepts are present in most post-conflict election research. Additionally, there is not an agreed set of standard criteria upon which success can be assumed. When researching the post-conflict election literature two questions arise: (1) is there a set of criteria established to determine if an area is ready to conduct post-conflict elections, and (2) do all criteria need to be present in order to ensure successful post-conflict elections? Most research agrees on common criteria but highlights or researches one dominant criterion, to which is then often attributed to the success of an election. This is found in Krishna Kumar’s focus on international assistance (Kumar, 1998), Staffan Lindberg’s attribution of success to repetition of the election process (Lindberg, 2006), Paul Collier’s focus on per capita income (Collier, 2009), and Marie-Soleil Frere’s research on post-conflict elections and the media (Frere, 2011). When reviewing multiple research sources, it is likely several factors at various times and in various elections will be credited with being the single source criterion for success. This kind of past research is well supported and conclusively argued, but still fails to provide a scope of understanding outside of a single event. In other words, it is case specific and not comparatively applicable across cases. Although this thesis does not intend to “McDonaldize” (Ritzer, 2009) the process of democratization, it does propose to define a common set of criteria necessary, even if in varying degrees, to conduct successful elections in post-conflict environments.

Advisors/Committee Members: Pegg, Scott, McCormick, John, 1954-, Dusso, Aaron.

Subjects/Keywords: Post-conflict, elections, common criteria; Conflict management  – 21st century  – Research  – Analysis; Elections  – Iraq  – 21st century; Elections  – Sierra Leone  – 21st century; Elections  – Bosnia and Hercegovina  – 21st century; Democratization  – International cooperation; United States  – Foreign relations  – 21st century; World politics  – 21st century; Security, International  – 21st century; Mass media  – Political aspects  – 21st century; Peace-building  – 21st century; Press and politics  – 21st century; Election monitoring  – 21st century; Postwar reconstruction  – 21st century; Political participation  – 21st century; Collier, Paul. Wars, guns, and votes; Postconflict elections, democratization and international assistance; Lindberg, Staffan I., 1969- Democracy and elections in Africa; Frère, Marie-Soleil. Elections et médias en Afrique centrale. English

…research available on the criteria for success in postconflict elections. Most researchers… …the initial postconflict election but needed long-term for strengthening institutions and… …understanding of postconflict elections. This research focuses on three national level, post-conflict… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Dutton, L. A. (2014). Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Thesis). IUPUI. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5281

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dutton, Laura A. “Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.” 2014. Thesis, IUPUI. Accessed June 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5281.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dutton, Laura A. “Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.” 2014. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Dutton LA. Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. [Internet] [Thesis]. IUPUI; 2014. [cited 2019 Jun 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5281.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Dutton LA. Evaluating the criteria for successful elections in post-conflict countries : a case study including Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. [Thesis]. IUPUI; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5281

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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