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

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: