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The internal dynamics of rebel groups: politics of material viability and organisational capacity in the RUF of Sierra Leone

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This thesis examines the internal dynamics of the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone over the course of the civil war waged from 1991-2002. It does so in two parts, looking first at the RUF’s organizational capacity—its ability to emerge and survive as a group; and second, at its material viability—the logistics and procurement of food, weapons, and other resources required to sustain war.

The RUF has become a paradigmatic case for the study of war and rebel groups in Africa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Funding agency for:
Zoe E. Z. Marks
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:99c334c8-132d-41b7-8d9b-3ed52147dac8
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ora:9547

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