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Structural Violence and Relative Deprivation: Precursors to Collective Political Violence in Sierra Leone

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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Joint Special Operations University

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After more than five decades of independence in many Sub-Saharan African states, the widespread lack of basic human needs is still pervasive, permeative, permanent, and visible in the region. In particular, insecurities are endemic in the areas of food, health, politics, and income, among others. The objective of this analysis is to examine how the combination of structural violence and relative deprivation are associated with andor were predictors of civil strife in Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. In other words, the focus is on analyzing one key question In what ways did structural violence deepen insecurities and intensify relative deprivation in Sierra Leone and contribute to civil war

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]