Political History of Côte d’Ivoire from 1936 to 2011: The Politics of Ethnicity, Region, and Religion

Author: Keita, Balla Mohamed
Year:2013
Pages:435
ISBN:0-7734-4290-1
978-0-7734-4290-0
Price:259.95
The first comprehensive book to critically examine and analyze the political impact of politics on ethnicity, region and religion starting from the colonial period under the French imperial rule of assimilation to the independence and post-independence periods of the Côte d’Ivoire.

Reviews

“The Ivoirian political elite, just like in most of the African countries, have exploited ethnicity, region and religion’s tensions to maintain their political power over the resources of the country. There is no doubt this book is going to be one of the leading books in the political history of Côte d’ Ivoire.”
-Prof. Olayiwola Abegunrin,
Howard University

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITION OF TERMS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I: THE COLONIAL LEGACY AND INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS

Historical Analysis of Côte d’ Ivoire
The Colonial legacy and the Consequences of World War II
The Independence Movements
CHAPTER II: STATE FAILURE AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS
The Ivoirian Miracle
The Economic Crises
The Role of International Financial Institutions
CHAPTER III: POLITICS OF ETHNICITY, REGION AND RELIGION THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OFIVOIRITE
Shift from Houphouët-Boigny’s Political Strategy
The Political Concept of Ivoirite
State and Political Actors’ Use of Ivoirite
Erosion of Social Fabric and Ethnic Divisions
CHAPTER IV: THE SEPTEMBER 2002 REBELLION
The Seed of Strife
Côte d’ Ivoire at War
Failure of Peace Agreements
New Hopes in the Ouagadougou Peace Agreement
CHAPTER V: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND POST-ELECTION CRISIS
November 2010 Presidential Elections
The Rejection of the Elections Results by President Gbagbo
United Nations and France’s Involvements
The Use of Force and Gbagbo’s Transfer to the International Criminal Court
CHAPTER VI: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
APPENDICES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX