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New article published in the academic journal, African Affairs by IMI Senior Research Officer Robtel Neajai Pailey

African affairs journal

IMI Senior Research Officer, Robtel Neajai Pailey examines the Ebola outbreak of 2014/2015 in Liberia and how Liberian domestic and diasporic non-government actors filled the service delivery gap at meso- and micro-levels previously assumed to be the exclusive domain of government and international institutions. In so doing, this particular case of a public health crisis, Pailey argues, challenges and refashions how we think about public authority in post-war states and beyond.

Robtel Neajai Pailey (2017) 'Liberia, Ebola and the pitfalls of state-building: Reimagining domestic and diasporic public authority', African Affairs, pp1-23 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adx018