Remove or reform? : a case for (restructuring) chiefdom governance in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Abstract: Fieldwork from three districts in Sierra Leone suggests that chiefdom authority continues to have considerable support. In particular, section chiefs and headmen are seen as being particularly important for settling small disputes, especially in the rural areas.

Author(s): Sawyer, Edward

Source(s): , African affairs; Vol. 107, Issue 428 p. 387-403, ill., graph, tabs African affairs Vol. 107, Issue 428

Published: 2008 Oxford university press, Oxford (English



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