UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

From Miracle to Nightmare: An Institutional Analysis of Development Failures in Côte d'Ivoire

Klaas, Brian; (2008) From Miracle to Nightmare: An Institutional Analysis of Development Failures in Côte d'Ivoire. Africa Today , 55 (1) pp. 108-126. 10.2979/aft.2008.55.1.108. Green open access

[thumbnail of Miracle to Nightmare.pdf]
Preview
Text
Miracle to Nightmare.pdf - Published Version

Download (261kB) | Preview

Abstract

Once touted as the “Ivorian miracle,” Côte d’Ivoire has become a development nightmare. For two decades after obtaining independence, its economic growth and unwavering political stability baffled economists and inspired other fledgling African states to imitate its development model. Now, almost fifty years later, Côte d’Ivoire is a model of failed development. Recently emerging from a civil war, its economy stands in shambles, and an ongoing political stalemate threatens to reignite the violence. This article couples Elinor Ostrom’s institutional analysis-and-development framework with Claude Ake’s development paradigm to highlight the institutional roots of the crisis and suggest how institutional transformation may be used to prod the nation to wake up and again become the “Ivorian miracle.”

Type: Article
Title: From Miracle to Nightmare: An Institutional Analysis of Development Failures in Côte d'Ivoire
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2979/aft.2008.55.1.108
Publisher version: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/250682
Language: English
Additional information: This article was published as Klaas, Brian. "From Miracle to Nightmare: An Institutional Analysis of Development Failures in Côte d'Ivoire." Africa Today, vol. 55 no. 1, 2008, p. 109-126. No part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or distributed in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographic, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Indiana University Press. For education reuse, please contact the Copyright Clearance Centerhttp://www.copyright.com/. For all other permissions, contact IU Press at http://iupress.indiana.edu/rights/.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10183476
Downloads since deposit
6Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item