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‘Taylor must go’ – the strategy of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership, Swedish National Defence College.
2015 (English)In: Small Wars & Insurgencies, ISSN 0959-2318, E-ISSN 1743-9558, Vol. 26, no 2, 248-270 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 1999, rebels rose to oppose the newly elected former warlord CharlesTaylor in Liberia. Motivated by a variety of reasons, the minimal commondenominator of these rebels, who assumed the name Liberians United forReconciliation and Democracy (LURD), was that Charles Taylor must leavethe country. The decentralized nature of LURD though stands out in theirstruggle, as they don’t fit the unitary actor assumed by literature on strategy,nor the alternative conception of decentralized forces fighting for purely localreasons. Understanding such aberrations as LURD is the first step to findingstrategies that can incorporate and manage them.

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Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015. Vol. 26, no 2, 248-270 p.
Keyword [en]
cohesion, insurgency, Liberia, LURD, strategy
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Peace and Conflict Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246445DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2015.1007561ISI: 000354477900003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-246445DiVA: diva2:793530
Available from: 2015-03-07 Created: 2015-03-07 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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