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dc.contributor.authorHarris, David*
dc.contributor.authorLewis, T.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-10T16:23:30Z
dc.date.available2013-09-10T16:23:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-01
dc.identifier.citationHarris, D. and Lewis, T. (2013). Liberia in 2011: Still Ploughing its own Democratic Furrow? Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 76-96.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5641
dc.description.abstractThe momentous 2005 Liberian elections followed a devastating civil war. Remarkably, the winner of the presidential race was a woman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the second-placed was a footballer, George Weah. In addition, in stark contrast to many African elections in particular those in neighbouring Sierra Leone, voting patterns were fragmented: voters often chose President, Senators and Representatives from different parties or independents. Much can be explained by a remarkably level playing-field delivered by an interim coalition government providing no incumbent. In 2011, the Johnson-Sirleaf incumbency stood to significantly change the dynamics. This article seeks to discern whether Liberian elections maintain their unusual patterns, whether Liberia has joined the ranks of African patron-clientelist, dominant-party or two-party systems, in particular compared to that of Sierra Leone, or whether there are new twists in its democratic development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLiberiaen_US
dc.subjectElectionsen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical partiesen_US
dc.subjectSierra Leoneen_US
dc.titleLiberia in 2011: Still Ploughing its own Democratic Furrow?en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
dc.description.publicnotesFull text of the article was made available on the 1st March 2015 at the end of the publisher's embargo.en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2013.752176
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