Contemporary African Politics

PREREQUISITE: POL-UA 500.

PLEASE NOTE: NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE FOR THE SUMMER TERM 1176.

This course offers an introduction to contemporary African politics. Our goal is to introduce students to the most pressing problems African countries have faced since independence. Questions motivating the course include: (1) Why state institutions weaker in African than in other developing regions? (2) What explains Africa's slow economic growth? (3) What can be done to improve political accountability on the continent? (4) Why have some African countries been plagued by high levels of political violence while others have not? (5) Can or should the West attempt to "save" Africa?

Course Information

POL-UA 584

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Summer 2017

6W1
Shana Warren
MW: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 194M 201