Insights from the Cocoa Regions in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana: Rethinking the Migration-Conflict Nexus

Mitchell, Matthew I.
September 2011
African Studies Review;Sep2011, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
Although many scholars have noted the salience of mobility throughout the African continent, there has been little systematic investigation into the link between migration and conflict. Most scholarship has tended to see migration as primarily a by-product of conflict and not as a security issue in its own right. In analyzing and contrasting the different migration-conflict trajectories across two similar case studies-Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana-this article attempts to develop an empirically informed theoretical framework for understanding the nexus between migration and conflict in Africa and to shed light on key intervening variables linking migration processes with violent outcomes.


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