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The War Of "Who Is Who": Autochthony, Nationalism And Citizenship In The Ivorian Crisis

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The Côte d’Ivoire radical Mamadou Koulibaly claimed that the two year-old conflict in his country would be salutary for the nation. He remarks that this conflict will let everyone know who is who. In what will necessarily be a cursory attempt to trace the long and complex trajectory of the outbreak of this war of 'who is who', this chapter argues that what is at stake in the current Ivorian crisis is not only a struggle to the death for state power, but also, and more importantly, the redefinition of the content of citizenship and the conditions of sovereignty. Ivorians represent immigration as the sign of Côte d’Ivoire’s exceptional status in the region, and yet the society’s acceptance of massive numbers of immigrants into its territories gives rise to highly ambivalent discourses.

Keywords: citizenship; Ivorian crisis; nationalism

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