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    DescriptionThere is no civil war in Cote d'Ivoire. Even though a failed coup attempt in 2002 led to five years of violent clashes, the dispatch of 11,000 peacekeepers to the country, and the deaths of thousands of people, the conflict in Cote d'Ivoire has taken place in a grey area between peace and war. What keeps this perpetually tense, dismal, and destructive situation simmering? In this groundbreaking book, Mike McGovern suggests the answer lies in understanding war as a process, not a series of events, and that rather than focus on the role of political institutions, we should be paying attention to the flawed and unpredictable people within them. McGovern argues that only deep knowledge of a region - its history, languages, literature, and popular culture - can yield meaningful insights into political decision making. Putting this theory into action, he examines an array of issues from the micro to the macro, including land tenure disputes, youth boredom, organized crime at the national and local levels, and the international cocoa trade. Drawn from McGovern's experience working for a conflict resolution think tank and the political access that position gave him, "Making War in Cote d'Ivoire" will be the definitive work on the Ivorian conflict and an innovative example of how anthropology can address the complexities of politics.

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    Making War in Cote D'Ivoire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike McGovern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226514598
    ISBN 10: 0226514595

    BIC E4L: POL
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    DC22: 966.6805/2, 966.68052
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    DC22: 303.66096668
    LC classification: DT545.84 .M346 2011
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    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Mike McGovern is assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University.
    Review quote
    "This cleverly conceptualized 'inside-out' analysis commends itself through a deep contextual knowledge and fully lives up to its interdisciplinary aspirations. . . . McGovern convincingly guides the reader through his sophisticated argument. The passion of someone who has a long professional experience in the region as well as an impressive interdisciplinary academic background speaks through each and every line of the book and makes the work appealing to a broad audience" --Benedikt Erforth "African Studies Quarterly "