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Diamonds from Sierra Leone: Hur diamanter påverkar konflikter

Ydringer, Josefin (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The civil war in Sierra Leone was a very complicated conflict, both in its origin as well as in its realization. Many actors, along with the diamond trade, played vital parts in making the war carry on for a decade. In this paper I will try to clarify the relations between the actors and the diamonds, first and foremost the part the diamonds played in the conflicts start and continuation. I will also show what has happened in the country and in the diamond industry after the wars conclusion. What I find is that diamonds did not play the only part in the origin of the conflict but that the poor economic state the country was in had its part. It was however the appeal of the diamonds which was the most important reason for the continuation... (More)
The civil war in Sierra Leone was a very complicated conflict, both in its origin as well as in its realization. Many actors, along with the diamond trade, played vital parts in making the war carry on for a decade. In this paper I will try to clarify the relations between the actors and the diamonds, first and foremost the part the diamonds played in the conflicts start and continuation. I will also show what has happened in the country and in the diamond industry after the wars conclusion. What I find is that diamonds did not play the only part in the origin of the conflict but that the poor economic state the country was in had its part. It was however the appeal of the diamonds which was the most important reason for the continuation of the civil war. My last conclusion is that the measures that's been taken to improve the diamond trade, industry and production has been relatively successful. It is however a long way to go before it is completely satisfactory. (Less)
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author
Ydringer, Josefin
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sierra Leone, konflikt, diamanter, handel, Kimberleyprocessen, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1322636
date added to LUP
2007-06-28 00:00:00
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2007-06-28 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The civil war in Sierra Leone was a very complicated conflict, both in its origin as well as in its realization. Many actors, along with the diamond trade, played vital parts in making the war carry on for a decade. In this paper I will try to clarify the relations between the actors and the diamonds, first and foremost the part the diamonds played in the conflicts start and continuation. I will also show what has happened in the country and in the diamond industry after the wars conclusion. What I find is that diamonds did not play the only part in the origin of the conflict but that the poor economic state the country was in had its part. It was however the appeal of the diamonds which was the most important reason for the continuation of the civil war. My last conclusion is that the measures that's been taken to improve the diamond trade, industry and production has been relatively successful. It is however a long way to go before it is completely satisfactory.},
  author       = {Ydringer, Josefin},
  keyword      = {Sierra Leone,konflikt,diamanter,handel,Kimberleyprocessen,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diamonds from Sierra Leone: Hur diamanter påverkar konflikter},
  year         = {2007},
}