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La politique par le bas-fond : Pouvoir local, violence milicienne et recompositions sociales dans la Côte d’Ivoire « post-conflit »

Abstract : Slum politics. Local power, militia violence and social re-composition in “post-conflict” Côte d’Ivoire
As a counterpoint to very macropolitical “post-conflict” studies, this article examines post-war Côte d’Ivoire from a micro-local perspective, via a focus on the Gobelet slum in Abidjan where a group of “homeless Young Patriots” took control. The article shows how these youth wielded patriotism to leverage their precarity. It examines local conflicts and the compromises that arose from this seizure of power. Some of these arrangements indicate that the social revolution in the slum transformed into a passive revolution in the post-war period. In an epilogue, the article suggests that more than the change in regime, it was the violence of the “Emerging” class that finally put an end to this political-generational experience in the Gobelet slum.
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Richard Banégas. La politique par le bas-fond : Pouvoir local, violence milicienne et recompositions sociales dans la Côte d’Ivoire « post-conflit ». Afrique Contemporaine, La Documentation Francaise, 2018, 2017/3 (263-264), pp.103 - 120. ⟨10.3917/afco.263.0103⟩. ⟨hal-03417974⟩

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