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The Political Economy of Rural-Urban ConflictPredation, Production, and Peripheries$
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Topher L. McDougal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198792598

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198792598.001.0001

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How Production Networks Adapted to Civil War in Liberia

How Production Networks Adapted to Civil War in Liberia

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(p.67) 3 How Production Networks Adapted to Civil War in Liberia
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The Political Economy of Rural-Urban Conflict
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Topher L. McDougal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792598.003.0003

This chapter argues that firms in Liberia during the civil wars increasingly came to rely upon highly dispersed networks of traders to source from, and distribute to, rural hinterlands. Industrial manufacturing firms in Liberia shed important light on the structure of production networks in violent conflict. They serve as important nodes in the value-adding process that supply and distribution networks hook into, and their managers therefore have unique opportunities to observe the ways these networks adapt to, and traverse, the shifting combat frontier. In the broader context of this book, this case study then provides qualitative evidence for the claim that rural–urban trade networks in Liberia begin to exhibit exaggerated radial patterns, characterized increasingly by important urban hubs and limited importance of second-tier cities.

Keywords:   production networks, civil war, dispersal, predation, production firms, Liberia

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