Nigeria’s Military Involvement In Liberia 1990-1997: A Realist Assessment

Eugene , Obiora Eugene (2016) Nigeria’s Military Involvement In Liberia 1990-1997: A Realist Assessment. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Negara Liberia terjerumus ke dalam kancah perang saudara antara tahun 1990 hingga 1997. Kerajaan Nigeria pada masa itu telah melancarkan dan mengetuai campur tangan ketenteraan dengan dominasi tentera Nigeria dalam cubaan menamatkan perang saudara tersebut. Campur tangan ketenteraan Nigeria ini, dari perspektif realis, dilakukan untuk mempertahan kepentingan nasionalnya dengan mengembalikan keamanan di Liberia melalui mekanisme yang dipersetujui secara multilateral. Namun, hal ini tidak dibuktikan dalam penulisan sedia ada setakat ini. Oleh itu, satu kajian yang cuba mengisi lompang ilmu dalam penulisan sedia ada perlu dibuat. Maka, objektif kajian ini adalah pertama untuk mengenal pasti sama ada penglibatan tentera Nigeria di Liberia memenuhi kepentingan nasional Nigeria; dan kedua, menentukan sama ada campur tangan yang dipimpin Nigeria ini merupakan inisiatif antarabangsa hasil muafakat multilateral yang patut dicontohi, atau satu duluan berbahaya dalam hubungan antarabangsa. The Liberian nation was plunged into civil war between 1990 and 1997. The Nigerian military government at the time, in its perceived attempt to stop the war, initiated and led a military intervention in the country predominantly using the Nigerian Army. In realist terms, Nigeria‘s military involvement was to defend her national interest by restoring peace to Liberia through a consensual multilateral mechanism. Indications from extant literature, so far, have not shown any convincing evidence of this expectation in the Nigerian involvement. This is a knowledge gap that needs to be filled. The objectives of this study, therefore, are first, to ascertain if the Nigerian military involvement in Liberia was in her national interest; and second, to clarify if the Nigerian-led intervention was a commendable, multilateral, consensual international initiative as assumed, or if it was a dangerous precedent in international relations.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5800-5808 Distance education.
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (School of Distance Education)
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 14:58
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 14:58
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31953

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