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Cote d'Ivoire : a country study

Author: Robert Earl Handloff; Thomas Duval Roberts; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1991.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-69.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Ivory Coast
(OCoLC)44238009
Online version:
Cote d'Ivoire.
Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1991
(OCoLC)624315149
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Earl Handloff; Thomas Duval Roberts; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
ISBN: 0160309786 9780160309786
OCLC Number: 21336559
Notes: "Replaces the second edition of the original Area handbook for the Ivory Coast, which was reprinted in 1973 with an added summary of events covering the period January 1963 to December 1972"--Preface.
"Research completed November 1988."
Description: xxxii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pre-European period --
Arrival of the Europeans --
French expansion in Côte d'Ivoire. Local resistance and establishment of protectorates ; Repression and conquest --
French rule until World War II. Evolution of colonial policy ; Colonial administration ; Economic development and social change --
Impact of World War II. Brazzaville conference ; French union ; Regional political cooperation --
Transformation of the democratic party of Côte d'Ivoire --
Reform and the French community --
Independence and the institutionalization of the one-party system --
Internal dissent and further consolidation of power. Changes in government and party structures ; Sources of popular discontent ; Consolidation of power in the 1960s and 1970s --
Economic and political issues of the late 1970s and 1980s. Growing economic problems ; Succession question ; Party decentralization ; Discontent on campus ; Other sources of discontent --
Physical setting. Location and size ; Physical features ; Rivers ; Climate --
Population. Distribution ; Composition --
Ethnic groups and languages. Ethnic diversity ; Language diversity ; Lineage patterns ; East Atlantic cultures ; West Atlantic cultures ; Mandé cultures ; Voltaic cultures ; Foreigners --
The role of religion. Local religion ; World religions ; Syncretic religions --
Social organization and social change. Urban society ; Elites ; The role of women ; Social attitudes --
Education. The education system ; Problems in education --
Health and welfare. Social programs ; Social problems --
Growth and structure of the economy --
Role of government. Public investment ; Budget ; Banking and finance --
Labor. Wages and income distribution ; Labor unions --
Agriculture. Land use ; Cocoa ; Coffee ; Timber ; Diversification crops ; Food crops ; Animal husbandry ; Fisheries --
Manufacturing --
Energy. Electricity ; Other energy sources --
Extractive industries. Petroleum ; Natural gas ; Other minerals --
Transportation and communications. Railroads ; Roads ; Ports and maritime shipping ; Air transport ; Telecommunications --
Foreign trade and commerce --
Balance of payments and foreign assistance. National debt ; Foreign assistance --
Future of the economy --
Formal power. The constitution ; Civil rights ; The executive ; The national assembly ; The economic and social council ; Judicial system ; Local government --
Actual power. The party ; Party organization ; Orientation toward the political system --
Interest groups and national politics. Political issues ; Interest groups --
Foreign relations. Foreign relations and the Council of the Entente ; Relations with Ghana, Burkina Faso ; Guinea ; and Mali ; Relations with other African states ; Relations with France ; Relations with the United States ; Relations with the Soviet Union and China ; Relations with Israel --
Armed forces. Early development ; Constitutional, legal, and administrative structure ; Defense mission and national policy structure ; Recruitment and conditions of service ; Training ; Foreign influences --
Role of the armed forces in society. The military in national perspective ; National service and veterans groups --
Internal security. Domestic security ; Human rights ; Internal security organization and forces ; Crime and punishment.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-69.
Other Titles: Ivory Coast.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Robert E. Handloff.

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