Reshuffling an Old Deck of Cards? The politics of local government reform in Sierra Leone

@article{Jackson2007ReshufflingAO,
  title={Reshuffling an Old Deck of Cards? The politics of local government reform in Sierra Leone},
  author={Paul Jackson},
  journal={African Affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={106},
  pages={95-111}
}
  • P. Jackson
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • African Affairs
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