Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
During the conflict, both presidents used various tactics in view of achieving their subjective and political goals. McCauley (2017), for instance, points out that in terms of conflict in Cȏte d’Ivoire (among other nations he considered) political leaders often manipulate ethnicity and/or religious sentiments to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, the use of preexisting ethnic,...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
This book emerged following a high interest in West African governance and political challenges and their intersection with various levels of complicated social issues. A visit to Cȏte d’Ivoire in the summer of 2010 led to the somber conclusion that the agitations and unrest in the country, at that time, were partly the result of Ivoirians’ demand for actual democratic...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The presidential conflict appears innocently simple and the temptation is to examine it as it is for the period in which it occurred. However, because the two feuding presidents are deeply connected to various experiences within past Ivoirian political history, this chapter discusses the pre-conflict scenario in relation to the presidential conflict.
T. Y. Okosun
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
This chapter discusses the specific scenario of the presidential conflict between Gbagbo and Ouattara which occurred between 2010 and 2011. The nature of the conflict was such that the two presidents employed various tactics to destroy each other’s chances of holding on to or getting to the presidency. The second section of the chapter explores the implications of governance, power, and...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The conflict between Presidents Gbagbo and Ouattara in Cȏte d’Ivoire emerged from an intensely complex socio-political and socio-economic interplay with local and global implications. Six theories (and several others may have been useful as well) helped with nuanced exploration of the conflict.
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The presidential conflict encompasses several deeply interconnected crucial conditions. Chapter 5 explores social cubism, a unique conflict model, to help create a deeper and more nuanced exploration of the different factors at play in the conflict.
T. Y. Okosun
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
Major socio-political and socio-economic problems began showing up in Cȏte d’Ivoire in the late 1980s. These problems intensified after the death of President Houphouët-Boigny (1993) and continued to increase during Gbagbo’s presidency.
T. Y. Okosun
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
This book explored the presidential conflict between Presidents Gbagbo and Ouattara in view of teasing out useful and/or adverse implications of the conflict on Cȏte d’Ivoire, and to some extent on the West African region and beyond. This chapter begins by examining two critical concepts, democracy and democratic capitalism, specifically in the light of governance and civil society in...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The presidential conflict had adverse socio-economic, socio-political, and psycho-cultural impact on Cȏte d’Ivoire and beyond. This chapter discusses the specific features that show the links between use of insatiable political power and the social consequences that followed.
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
This book examined the conflict between presidents Gbagbo and Ouattara of Cȏte d’Ivoire and found that the conflict tracks back to a series of issues embedded in Ivoirian national history. President Gbagbo’s inflexible response to the election results in 2010 led to an intractable conflict that was shut down with violence. The UN Security Council (March 2011) gave a clear...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
Even though the entire book is a historical critical discourse on the Ivoirian presidential conflict, several theories and a conflict-mapping model were added as evaluative tools. The discussion of the conflict led to the development of a new theory—“vapid insatiability theory”—and a new conflict model—the African conflict transformation model (ACTM). At the end of...
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
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T. Y. Okosun
Lexington Books
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Description: Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
T. Y. Okosun is associate professor of justice studies and African and African American studies at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois.
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Lexington Books
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