It is a shame that Mike McGovern’s new book on Cote d’Ivoire is not out for a few more weeks. You can pre-order here.
Here’s an excerpt of the editorial description:
There is no civil war in CÃ´te 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 CÃ´te 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.
Click on the “I want this book on Kindle” in the vain hope that a university press will catch up to the e-book revolution before 2015.