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Title:Liberia's Search for Resolution to Government Puzzle
Author:Seyon, Patrick L.N.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:political change
Politics and Government
Abstract:Liberia's history is a powerful force influencing current developments in the country. The lack of a democratic tradition, the imperial nature of the State and the imperial presidency it produced, make it difficult for Liberia to escape its past and enter a future. Liberia's current sociopolitical structure and institutions are a major part of Liberia's problems; thus, they cannot be looked to for a solution. They must be replaced. The Liberian State must be reinvented. There is a compelling necessity for good governance, involving participation, transparency and accountability, the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and leadership. This calls for broad-based community and national dialogue, the convening of a sovereign national conference, the drafting of a national development plan and a new constitution, and a referendum on the role of the military. Bibliogr., notes, ref.