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dc.contributor.authorHarris, David
dc.contributor.authorJaw, S.M.
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-24T15:25:06Z
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-07T08:53:29Z
dc.date.available2024-01-24T15:25:06Z
dc.date.available2024-02-07T08:53:29Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.citationHarris D and Jaw SM (2024) A ‘New Gambia’? Managing political crisis and change in an African small state. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. Accepted for publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19798
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Gambia has experienced three significant political crises in its history: the attempted coup of 1981, the successful coup of 1994, and the latest events in 2016-17 when President Yahya Jammeh, having exercised semi-authoritarian power since 1994, was defeated at the ballot box but refused to step down until he was finally forced to do so. Using academic, media, social media and interview material, this article examines all three processes and their aftermaths, in particular the latter, through the lens of ‘small state’ politics. The article demonstrates that the small size of the population, elite, and landmass indeed matters in driving Gambian political processes. In 2023, several post-2017 processes, including constitutional change, transitional justice and elections, are playing out within the confines of the small state. This article then assesses to what extent a ‘New Gambia’, to use current President Adama Barrow’s phrase, has emerged.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectThe Gambiaen_US
dc.subjectSmall stateen_US
dc.subjectElite circlulationen_US
dc.subjectPersonalismen_US
dc.titleA ‘New Gambia’? Managing political crisis and change in an African small stateen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2024-01-18
dc.date.application2024-02-21
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2025-08-21
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 21 Aug 2025.en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2024.2308948
dc.rights.licenseUnspecifieden_US
dc.date.updated2024-01-24T15:25:09Z
refterms.dateFOA2024-02-07T08:55:13Z
dc.openaccess.statusembargoedAccessen_US


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