n Journal of African Union Studies - Presidentialism in Côte d'Ivoire

Volume 3, Issue 2_3
  • ISSN : 2050-4292
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4306


The post-colonial political landscape of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has more often than not been characterized by the establishment of political cultures based on ethnicity and authoritarian patterns of governance, due to, inter alia, the inheritance of structures developed through the centralization of political and economic power, as well as coercive mechanisms. For the past seven decades, these structures have often evolved to more complex political regimes, but not necessarily to consolidated liberal democracies.

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