Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, became better known in the 1990s for its bloody civil war that had killed more than 200,000 people by 1996.
Accord 1 documents the lengthy and fractious 1990–1996 peace process and explores why 13 separate peace accords collapsed in half as many years.
Authors analyse the impact of economic forces and the erosion of civilian power on the conflict, as well as outlining and assessing the successes and failures of local peace initiatives and international interventions.
The publication also contains commentary on and the full texts of the key peace agreements, profiles of the main people and institutions involved plus a chronology of the conflict and peace process.
As someone who spent several years directly involved in the Liberian peace process, I can attest to the quality and the usefulness of [this] issue. It will be useful to scholars and policymakers alike.
Dayle Spencer, representative of the International Negotiations Network in Liberia.
*New* Published in 2012 and building on analysis and recommendations from previous Accord publications on Liberia (Issue 1: 1996) and Sierra Leone (Issue 9: 2000), Accord 23 – Consolidating Peace – draws on experiences and perspectives from across societies in both Liberia and Sierra Leone to explore comparative lessons and examine progress.