By Abou B. Bamba
In African Miracle, African Mirage, Abou Bamba comprises economics, political technology, and historical past to craft a daring, transnational learn of the advance practices and intersecting colonial cultures that proceed to form Ivory Coast at the present time. He considers French, American, and Ivorian improvement discourses in interpreting the jobs of hydroelectric tasks and the sugar, espresso, and cocoa industries within the country’s growth and bust. In so doing, he brings the enterprise of Ivorians themselves to the fore in a fashion hardly visible in histories of improvement. finally, he concludes that the “maldevelopment” obtrusive via the mid-1970s had much less to do with the Ivory Coast’s “insufficiently smooth” electorate than it needed to do with the conflicting missions of French and American pursuits in the context of an ever-globalizing world.
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