Accession Number : AD1023594


Title :   Land Disputes Unearth Shaky Legal Foundation: Will Liberias Land Reform Provide Stability


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States


Personal Author(s) : DiDomenico,Lauren N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1023594.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Three weeks into my 6-month tour in Liberia, I was just beginning to get used to navigating the city on roads without traffic laws. One morning, I tested my skills on the way to an early meeting with the Armed Forces of Liberia legal staff. While enroute, I encountered a crowd forming in the street, which quickly began blocking the road. One of the children in the neighborhood started directing traffic, ordering cars to turn around or take and off-road detour. My paralegal asked the boy why the crowd had formed, to which the boy replied, land dispute. We turned around just before the assembly turned into a riot, shutting down a main thoroughfare out of the city for hours.


Descriptors :   natural resources , civil war , economic development , forestry , local governments , environmental protection , crime , land use , Liberia , Globalization


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE