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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Liberia: Beyond the Troops-No-Troops Debate. Elmira Woods & Carl Patrick Burrowes, Foreign Policy in Focus (8/03).

Liberia: Ending the Horror. Ezekiel Pajibo, Foreign Policy in Focus (7/15/03).

Liberia: A Brief History. Guardian (8/03).

Responding to War & State Collapse in West Africa. Timothy Docking, US Institute of Peace (2/02).

On the Web: Specialized Sites


Friends of Liberia.

Liberia Post.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Boas, M. "Liberia & Sierra Leone -- dead ringers? The logic of neopatrimonial rule," Third World Quarterly (10/01):697-723.

Fishman, Ted C. "Making a killing: the myth of capital's good intentions," Harper's (8/02):33-41.

George, Rose. "Diary," London Review of Books (6/2/05):34-35. Notes on Liberia in early 2005.

Kistner, William. "Timber trade fuels Liberia's misery," San Jose Mercury News (8/10/03):3D.

________. “Timber, Taylor..guns & money,” Christian Science Monitor (7/23/03):9.

Gourevitch, Philip. "Comment: Africa calling," New Yorker (8/14&21/2003):29-30. Bush in Liberia.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berkeley, Bill. Liberia, a Promise Betrayed: A Report on Human Rights (NY: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 1986).

__________. The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe & Power in the Heart of Africa (NY: Basic Books, 2002).

Carver, Richard. Liberia: What Hope for Peace? (Geneva: UNHCR, 1994).

__________. Liberia: the Prospects for Peace: Update December 1994-September 1996 (Geneva: UNHCR, 1996).

Clapham, Christopher S. Liberia & Sierra Leone: An Essay in Comparative Politics (NY: Cambridge, 1976).

George, Rose. A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World (London: Penguin, 2004).

Kamara, Tom. Elections & Stability in Postwar Liberia (Leipzig: Institut für Afrikanistik, 1999).

__________. Liberia: Can Peace be Consolidated? (Geneva: UNHCR, 1999).

McCoy, William H. Senegal & Liberia: Case Studies in US IMET Training & Its Role in Internal Defense & Development (Santa Monica: RAND, 1994).

Mills, Nicolaus & Kira Brunner (eds.) The New Killing Fields: Massacre & the Politics of Intervention (NY: Basic Books, 2002).

Powers, William. Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge (NY: Bloomsbury, 2004).

In the Library: Fiction

Banks, Russell. The Darling (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2004). American woman caught up in Liberia's political turmoil.

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Liberia: America's Stepchild" [2002], dir. ?, ?m. From PBS.

"Liberia: The Promised Land" [?], dir. ?, 40m. From Filmakers Library.

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