Jimmy D. Kandeh

Professor of Political Science

Publications

Books

Kandeh, J.D. Coups from below: Armed subalterns and state power in west africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Articles

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Rogue Incumbents, Donor Assistance and Sierra Leone's Second Post-Conflict Elections of 2007," Journal of Modern African Studies, 46, 4, 2008, 603-635.

Kandeh, J.D. (2003) Sierra Leone's post-conflict elections of 2002. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 41: 189-216.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Ransoming the State: Elite Origins of Subaltern Terror in Sierra Leone," Review of African Political Economy, 78, 1999, 349-366.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Transition Without Rupture: Sierra Leone's Transfer Election of 1996," African Studies Review, 41, 2, 1998, 91-111.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "What Does the Militariat Do When it Rules? Military Regimes in The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia," Review of African Political Economy, 69, 1996, 387-404.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Procedural Consensus, Governmental Performance and Democratic Prospects in Sierra Leone," Journal of African Policy Studies, 1, 3, 1995, 45-62.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Contradictory Class Functionality of the 'Soft' State," Review of African Political Economy, 55, 1992, 30-43. 

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Politicization of Ethnic Identities in Sierra Leone," African Studies Review, 35, 1, 1992, 81-99.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Sierra Leone: Disarmament and Elections," Africa Contemporary Record, 28, 2006, B211-B224.

Kandeh, Jimmy D and Abdul Rahman Lamin. "Sierra Leone: Appeasement and Insecurity," Africa Contemporary Record, 27, 2003, B207-220.

Hayward, Fred. M and Jimmy D. Kandeh, "Sierra Leone: The Tortuous Return to Civilian Rule, 1996-1998," Africa Contemporary Record, 26, 2002, B180-B194.

Hayward, Fred. M and Jimmy D. Kandeh. "Sierra Leone: Violence and Continued Decay, April 1994-March 1996," Africa Contemporary Record, 25, 2001, B167-B187.

Hayward, Fred. M and Jimmy D. Kandeh. "Sierra Leone: Violence and Decay, April 1992 to March 1994," Africa Contemporary Record, 24, 2000, B161-B185.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Anomalies of the Democratic Transition in Sierra Leone," IN DEPTH, Winter 1995-96, 33-50.

Chapters

"Political Parties and Democratization in Sierra Leone." Paper solicited as book chapter by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), London, UK. (Forthcoming)

"Intervention and Peace Building in Sierra Leone." Paper solicited as book chapter by the Nordic African Institute (NAI). (Forthcoming)

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "The Criminalization of the RUF Insurgency in Sierra Leone," in Cynthia Arnson and I. William Zartman (eds.), Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed and Greed (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005). 

Kandeh, Jimmy D and Ricardo Laremont. "Ethnicity and National Identity in Sierra Leone," in Ricardo Rene Laremont (ed.), Borders, Nationalism and the African State (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2005).

Kandeh, Jimmy D and Joyce A. Kannan. "State-Building, National Integration, Gender and Economic Development in Emergent Regional Democracies," in Reginald Cline-Cole and Elsbeth Robson (eds.), West African Worlds: Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development (Harlow, England: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005).

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Civil-Military Relations in West Africa," in Adekeye Adebajo and Ismail Rashid (eds.), West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004).

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Unmaking the Second Republic: Democracy on Trial," in Ibrahim Abdullah (ed.), Between Democracy and Terror: The Sierra Leone Civil War (Dakar: Codesria, 2003).

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "In Search of Legitimacy: The 1996 Elections," in Ibrahim Abdullah (ed.), Between Democracy and Terror: The Sierra Leone Civil War (Dakar: Codesria, 2003).

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Sierra Leone," in Bert Kritzer (ed.), Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara: ABC CLIO, 2002), 1442-1447.

Kandeh, Jimmy D. "Subaltern Terror in Sierra Leone," in Tunde Zack-Williams, et. al. (eds.), Africa in Crisis: New Challenges and Possibilities (London: Pluto Press, 2002).

Hayward, Fred. M and Jimmy D. Kandeh. "Perspectives on Twenty Five Years of Elections in Sierra Leone", in Fred M. Hayward (ed.), Elections in Independent Africa (Boulder: Westview Press, 1987).

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A., Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone

Contact Information

202-J Weinstein Hall
(804) 287-6458
(Mobile)
(804) 287-6833 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Politics
African Politics