African Miracle, African Mirage: Transnational Politics and the Paradox of Modernization in Ivory Coast

African Miracle, African Mirage: Transnational Politics and the Paradox of Modernization in Ivory Coast

by Abou B. Bamba
ISBN-10:
0821422391
ISBN-13:
9780821422397
Pub. Date:
11/15/2016
Publisher:
Ohio University Press

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African Miracle, African Mirage: Transnational Politics and the Paradox of Modernization in Ivory Coast

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. At the same time, Marxist scholars most notably Samir Amin described the capitalist activity in Ivory Coast as empty, unsustainable, and incapable of bringing real change to the lives of ordinary people. To some extent, Amin s criticisms were validated when, in the 1980s, the Ivorian economy collapsed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821422397
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: New African Histories Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,153,763
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Abou B. Bamba is an associate professor of history and Africana studies at Gettysburg College.

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