Actor interaction and institution-building in post-war Liberia


Alžběta Šváblová

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After the official ending of the violent conflict in 2003, Liberia is still confronted with the task of multi-faceted reconstruction and rebuilding of its institutions. To achieve the goal, the state works in a close cooperation with other players, such as foreign governments, international organizations, civil society etc.

The research explores the patterns of interaction between three groups of actors involved in the peacebuilding process in Liberia - civil society, government institutions and external actors. The objective is to find out to what extent is the interaction an important variable and impacts on the post-conflict reconstruction, and what are the roles of particular actors in the process. The study will also explore the institutional framework of the interaction and its changes in time.