In recent years illicit transnational networks have increased their capacity to threaten the legitimacy of democratic institutions and political processes.
Even though these networks typically use violence to challenge state institutions, they are increasingly using other methods to manipulate political processes. These include forging strategic links with politicians and political parties by funding political campaigns, participating in money laundering schemes, establishing new political parties and movements, and even joining in economic ventures and legitimate businesses.
This report analyses existing policy frameworks in Sierra Leone that regulate the behaviour of political actors and parties, and explores the challenges involved in their implementation, seeking to channel new policy alternatives at national and regional levels.
Acronyms and abbreviations
Political Party Formation and Financing
Political Parties and Ethnicity
Transparency in Political Behaviour
Bribery and Corruption
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