International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

Taking turns: The reversal of domination relations between natives and migrants in the south-west of Côte d’Ivoire


N’goran Koffi Parfait, Konan Kouakou Blaise

This article is about the development of the balance of power between migrants and natives in the cocoa-growing area located in the southwest of Cte d'Ivoire, in connection with the reversibility in the political field. Based on export agriculture, the Ivorian economic and social model has favoured immigration and enabled many national and non-national migrants to get access to land. This policy has led to the restructuring of living environments which, itself, has influenced social relations. Thus, more or less peaceful during the first decades of the independence of Cte d'Ivoire, the relations between migrants and natives have become tense under the combined effects of the exhaustion of land resources and political changes. If under the regimes of the Democratic Party of Cte d'Ivoire (DPCI) and the Ivorian Popular Front (IPF), power relations were more or less in favour of natives, we notice that under Alassane Ouattara, there is a reversal of these relations which places migrants in a position of domination in relation to their hosts.
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N’goran Koffi Parfait, Konan Kouakou Blaise. Taking turns: The reversal of domination relations between natives and migrants in the south-west of Côte d’Ivoire. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 231-237
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