The Political Economy of Ivory Coast

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The Political Economy of Ivory Coast

Edited by I. William Zartman and Christopher L. Delgado
Praeger, 1984
255 pp.
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The workings of Africa's great "economic miracle," and the policy shifts which threaten its continuation, are anatomized in this trenchantly edited volume. Surprisingly inattentive to the major economic role of French expatriates in the Ivory Coast, the authors emphasize the key Ivorian inputs-stability and cocoa-which come together in the elites' abiding concern for the health of the nation's agriculture. Essays on the way agricultural policy really works and on the effects of alternative trade regimes are of particular interest.