Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis


French Studies

Second Department

Politics and International Relations

Reader 1

Steven Samford

Reader 2

Marie-Denise Shelton

Reader 3

Pierre Englebert

Rights Information

© 2014 Yasmine Acheampong


This thesis explores the role of early development policies on the management of horizontal inequalities in Ghana and La Cote d'Ivoire. Using the wager between the first presidents of the two countries, this study charts the manner in which Horizontal Inequalities have been managed during three time periods: Independence, Structural Adjustment and Democratization.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.