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Nacjonalizm iworyjski
Ivorian Nationalism

Author(s): Błażej Popławski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: nacjonalizm; naród iworyjski; iworyjskość; wojna domowa; państwo upadłe; Félix Houphouët-Boigny; Wybrzeże Kości Słoniowej; Afryka; nationalism; Ivorian nation; ivority; civil war; collapsed state; Félix Houphouët-Boigny; Ivory Coast; Africa

Summary/Abstract: the purpose of the article is to characterize the Ivorian nationalism. In the introduction the mechanisms of the creation of the African nation in the postcolonial era and the European perception of this process are shown. Next, the birth of nationalist ideology in Ivory Coast and the role of the “father of the nation” – Félix Houphouët-Boigny – are characterized. Then, the article focuses on the meaning of the national goods among which cocoa should be recognized. Mismanagement on the cocoa economy was one of the most significant reasons of redefining the national identity (Ivoirity), the outbreak of the civil war and the decaying of the state. Finally, the essay presents the attempts of implementation of the transitional justice and ongoing national reconciliation in Ivory Coast.

  • Issue Year: 2/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-57
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish