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dc.contributor.advisorKannyo, Edward
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Maureen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-07T22:23:37Z
dc.date.available2010-04-07T22:23:37Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/14312
dc.description51 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhy has political and economic development remained so elusive for the lesser developed countries? The answer is generally sought in the history of the countries, most of which are former European colonies, and the lack of technical skills as well as capital. This explanation might not at first sight appear to account for Liberia's underdevelopment, since it was never formally colonized and it has many natural resources. It has a supply of minerals such as iron ore. Its soil is conducive to plantation agriculture such as rubber trees. As for capital, it has been the recipient of aid and investment accompanied by political and economic advisers) from the North, especially the United States because of its historical ties as well as its prime strategic location on the African continent. With these advantages over its neighbors, why does Liberia remain so underdeveloped? By studying the political and economic aspects of the country, one can better understand and explain the context in which the institutions that support underdevelopment and dependency in Liberia today, developed. Knowledge of the history of Liberia helps to explain the paradox of Liberia's situation that current political and economic facts cannot.en_US
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dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Historical Background -- Historical Obstacles to the Development of Economic Self-Sufficiency -- Political and Social Fragmentation -- The Development of Economic Dependency -- Rise of Forces of Change -- The Doe Regime(1980-1986) -- Contemporary Aspects of Economic Underdevelopment -- Conclusion -- Backnotes -- Bibliography
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dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Political Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
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dc.titleRecognition of Colonialism in Liberia as a Basis for Developmenten_US
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