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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-01T23:34:41Z
dc.date.available2020-10-01T23:34:41Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-02
dc.identifier.citationTaylor , I 2019 , ' France à fric : the CFA Zone in Africa and neocolonialism ' , Third World Quarterly , vol. Latest Articles . https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2019.1585183en
dc.identifier.issn0143-6597
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 258446752
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 01cc3e90-afca-449c-9cdf-2be43df5f6e9
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85063743136
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000464594700001
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/20714
dc.description.abstractOver 50 years after 1960’s ‘Year of Africa’, most of Francophone Africa continues to be embedded in a set of associations that fit very well with Kwame Nkrumah’s description of neocolonialism, where postcolonial states are de jure independent but in reality constrained through their economic systems so that policy is directed from outside. This article scrutinises the functioning of the Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA), considering the role the currency has in persistent underdevelopment in most of Francophone Africa. In doing so, the article identifies the CFA as the most blatant example of functioning neocolonialism in Africa today and a critical device that promotes dependency in large parts of the continent. Mainstream analyses of the technical aspects of the CFA have generally focused on the exchange rate and other related matters. However, while important, the real importance of the CFA franc should not be seen as purely economic, but also political.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofThird World Quarterlyen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Global South Ltd. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2019.1585183en
dc.subjectFranceen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectNeocolonialismen
dc.subjectCFAen
dc.subjectFrancen
dc.subjectDependency and anti-imperialismen
dc.subjectDC Franceen
dc.subjectDT Africaen
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.subject3rd-DASen
dc.subject.lccDCen
dc.subject.lccDTen
dc.subject.lccJZen
dc.titleFrance à fric : the CFA Zone in Africa and neocolonialismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2019.1585183
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2020-10-02


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