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Liberia, Ebola and the pitfalls of state-building: Reimagining domestic and diasporic public authority

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Using the Ebola outbreak of 2014/2015 in Liberia as a case study, this article demonstrates that by converting ‘private activities and resources’ for public health service delivery, Liberian domestic and diasporic non-government actors effectively broadcasted public authority at meso- and micro-levels previously assumed to be the exclusive domain of government and international institutions. Moving beyond the structural violence and state-building frameworks, I argue that while Liberia's purs...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/afraf/adx018

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Affairs Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
465
Pages:
648–670
Publication date:
2017-05-31
Acceptance date:
2016-09-14
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
Pubs id:
pubs:661857
URN:
uri:0b2e0c8c-8c3f-44fb-9f93-d2be0a95a86b
UUID:
uuid:0b2e0c8c-8c3f-44fb-9f93-d2be0a95a86b
Local pid:
pubs:661857
Paper number:
465

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